Beachgoers form human chain to rescue swimmer from deadly currents


PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WTVO) — Dramatic video above shows beachgoers forming a human chain to rescue a swimmer from rip currents at a Florida beatch on Sunday.

According to WLS-TV, coastal Alabama and Florida began flying double red flags as Tropical Storm Barry made landfall.

After briefly becoming a Category 1 hurricane, the system weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall near Intracoastal City, about 160 miles west of New Orleans, the National Hurricane Center said.

Reports say there were about 40 water rescues performed in Panama City Beach on Sunday due to the extremely strong currents. At least one person died after getting stuck in a rip current at Panama City Beach over the weekend.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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