2 Dead in Miami Beach, Due to Rip Currents: Fire Rescue

Officials are warning swimmers to use caution at the beach Sunday due to a very high risk of rip currents.

Monday, Aug 19, 2013  |  Updated 5:55 AM CDT
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An elderly man and a woman died after being caught in rip currents in Miami Beach, officials said Sunday. NBC 6's Gilma Avalos has the story.

An elderly man and a woman died after being caught in rip currents in Miami Beach, officials said Sunday. NBC 6's Gilma Avalos has the story.

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An elderly man and a woman died after being caught in rip currents in Miami Beach, officials said Sunday.

The two were swimming at the beach on Collins Avenue and 64th Street when they were likely pulled under, according to Miami Beach Fire Rescue.

They were transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital after they both went into cardiac arrest and were later pronounced dead, authorities said.

The two have not yet been identified and their relationship is unknown.

Weather Forecast: Hot and Mainly Dry Sunday in South Florida

Officials said there were more than 50 other incidents related to rip tides in Miami Beach Sunday, one on 49th Street and one on 60th Street.

Additional details were not immediately available.

The National Weather Service in Miami warns that there is a very high risk of rip currents along the Atlantic beaches in South Florida for the remainder of the day.

Stay with NBC6.com and NBC 6 South Florida for updates.

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