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Florida man, 72, dies while surfing in Daytona Beach as rip currents churn

Florida authorities announced that a 72-year-old man died while surfing in Daytona Beach on Monday.

In a statement obtained by FOX 35 Orlando, Volusia County Beach Safety explained that the incident took place at around 10:30 a.m. A lifeguard became alarmed after noticing that the surfer lost contact with his surfboard.

The lifeguard was just over 100 yards away when she spotted him. When she approached the victim in the water, he became unresponsive.

“He was removed from the water by multiple lifeguards,” Volusia County Beach Safety said in the statement. “Medical interventions were started.”

The incident was the first of four at the beach Monday. In another case, a 48-year-old unresponsive man was also pulled from the water, Volusia County Beach Safety reported.

The man was brought ashore by surfers. He was transported by EMS to a local hospital, where a pulse was detected and he was being treated.

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