JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Red flag conditions continue in Jacksonville Beach on Monday despite much calmer waters.
Capt. Rob Emahiser with Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue confirms a woman died from drowning over the weekend. He says they also rescued at least 5 other people from the water.
Several victims were sent to the hospital with injuries.
Emahiser says they are expecting dangerous conditions because the waves have altered the structure of the sand and sand bars were torn up.
You will see red flags on the beach on Monday. Emahiser says they may switch to yellow at some point Monday, but he wants to warn that if you are not a skilled swimmer, then you should stay out of the water.
He also says if you don’t have a flotation device, do not try to help save someone! You could become the victim. They saw this happen over the weekend.