Rip current threat remains high Monday

Warning for anyone looking to spend Memorial Day at the beach as rip currents have already claimed one life and the waters are expected to remain dangerous Monday. 

Lifeguards have been busy with the combination of big crowds and rip currents combining for more than 80 saves in Brevard and Volusia County so far this weekend. 

One person, a 20-year-old man from Kissimmee, did die after being caught in a rip current Sunday. Dozens of rescuers from multiple agencies searched for him after he went missing and his body was discovered a couple of hours later. 

Volusia County Beach Patrol flew the red flag Sunday due to rip currents after they had more than 20 rescues where more than 40 people were pulled from the rip currents. 

Lifeguards are warning that the strong rip currents will continue Monday and they're reminding swimmers to swim in front of a lifeguard tower. 

Beach Patrol in Volusia County says if you plan on coming to the beach Monday that you should get there early and expect delays. Beach driving was closed in some spots Sunday because of large crowds.

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