Swimmer Drowns, 2 Others Hospitalized in Miami Beach

A swimmer died Friday evening when a group of people got caught by rip currents on Miami Beach. 

The swimmer was among five people who were caught by rough surf off the beach along 43rd Street. Two women and one man managed to swim to shore. The man had some difficulty and was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital for evaluation, Miami Beach officials said. 

The swimmer who died was pulled from the water by a good Samaritan and Miami Beach Fire Rescue. First responders performed CPR, but they were unable to revive him. 

The fifth swimmer was plucked from the water by the Miami Beach Marine Patrol. That swimmer was taken to the hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown. 

The two women who swam to shore did not need to be transported to the hospital. 

Miami Beach officials advise beachgoers to avoid swimming in rough waters and at beaches where lifeguards are not present.

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