Coast Guard: 2 teens caught in rip currents in South Florida


MIAMI (AP) - The Coast Guard is searching for two teens swept to sea by rip currents in South Florida.

The teens went missing in separate incidents Saturday. A 15-year-old boy got caught in a rip current near McArthur State Park in North Palm Beach, and a 16-year-old boy was swept offshore from Vero Beach near the Fort Pierce Inlet.

Coast Guard crews are searching for the teens by air and sea.

Authorities say swimming conditions are dangerous, with waves of 3 feet to 6 feet and 20-knot winds.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water that flows quickly away from shore. Authorities advise anyone caught in a rip current to swim parallel to shore to escape it, instead of trying to swim directly against the current.

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