ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A 9-year-old was rescued from waters near Matanzas Inlet Sunday after being pulled away from shore by the ocean's currents.
The boy, who is conscious and breathing, is being evaluated by St. Johns County Fire Rescue.
The father of the boy called 911 to report that his son was being pulled into the ocean around 4:30 p.m. The father said he lost sight of his son in the heavy surf, according to a SJCFR Facebook post.
Multiple fire and marine rescue units responded from stations in St. Augustine Beach and Crescent Beach to the rescue and two SJCFR watercraft were in water when the child was located, according to SJCFR.
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