Body of missing Florida man who got caught in rip current found

Volusia County officials say they have found the body of a Florida man who went missing after getting caught in a rip current.

Officials say the 27-year-old man from Ocala was swimming with some family members at an unguarded area near 1024 North A1A in Daytona Beach when they got caught in a rip current. Everyone except for the 27-year-old was able to get back onshore.

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Beach officials launched an extensive search with lifeguards, rescue jet skis, a drone, and a helicopter. They said that the man was found deceased on Sunday night about nine miles north of where he went missing.

The man was identified on Monday as Elijah Rashad Thomas.

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