ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Five teens were rescued from a rip current in St. Augustine with the help of a life-guard, a deputy and a surfer.
The five teen girls, all 16-years-old, were caught in a rip current Wednesday afternoon when the life-guard on duty called in a rescue in progress. A nearby deputy with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office also responded, according to a police report from the SJSO.
The teens were about 100 yards off shore and were being swept out to sea when the deputy arrived on scene and entered the water.
The life guard was able to tow one of the teens to shore on her Life Guard Buoy. The four other teens were towed back to shore on a surfboard given up by a Good Samaritan surfer in the water. The deputy provided the surfer with a body board he borrowed from another beach goer, as the victims were towed back to shore.
The five teens were evaluated by St. Johns County Marine Rescue and released.