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11 people pulled from the water Thursday in Miramar Beach

Eleven people had to be pulled from the water Thursday afternoon in Miramar Beach by South...
Eleven people had to be pulled from the water Thursday afternoon in Miramar Beach by South Walton Fire District lifeguards.(WJHG/WECP)
Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 7:04 PM CDT
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WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -

South Walton Fire Rescue officials said they were pushed to their limits Thursday after a mass water rescue incident occurred in Miramar Beach. They said 11 people were pulled from the Gulf around 4:30PM.

Officials said two people were taken to area hospitals in critical condition. Seven others were also transported for further treatment but were both conscious and breathing. Two more of the individuals refused treatment, but rescue officials say they’re expected to recover.

Single red flags were flying at the time of the incident; however, double red flags are currently flying over Walton County beaches.

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