Miami Beach

Man pulled from ocean dies; rip current threat continues

A middle-aged man who was rushed to the hospital after he was pulled from the water off Miami Beach Friday evening has died, NBC 6 reported.

The man was pulled from the ocean between 62nd and 63rd Streets, according to Miami Beach Ocean Rescue. A lifeguard, after blowing his whistle, rescued him on a paddleboard. The lifeguard then performed CPR on the victim until Miami Beach Fire Rescue arrived. The man, who may have been swept out by rip tides, was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he later died, NBC 6 reported. No other details, including identification of the swimmer, were immediately known.

Miami Beach Ocean Rescue reported more than a dozen rescues due to rip currents on Friday and advised the public to stay out of the water. The National Weather Service has extended the rip current warnings in South Florida through Saturday night.

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