Man Drowns After Saving Wife from Miami Beach Rip Current

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities believe a man drowned after saving his wife from a rip current off Miami Beach.

News outlets report the 34-year-old man was not breathing when he was pulled from the water Sunday afternoon at the same time that other people who got caught in the currents were rescued by lifeguards.

Miami Beach Fire Rescue Capt. Charlton Price says the man had managed to save his wife from a strong rip current before he got pulled under. No one else was injured.

The unidentified man, who was visiting from Fort Myers, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/2brQDEK) reports there was a red flag warning at the time. National Weather Service meteorologist Chuck Caracozza says strong easterly winds led to a high risk of rip currents.

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