Beryl Blamed For Florida Teen's Death

Tropical Storm Beryl is being blamed for pulling a Florida teen out to sea to his death Memorial Day.

The 18-year-old's body was found near Daytona Beach hours after he disappeared in the rough surf. Ritchie Dauphin was chest deep in the water when he was knocked down by a wave Monday. The strong rip tide caught him and pulled him 6 miles north.

Friends of the Orlando native said they knew the red flag was up, but went in the water anyway at their own risk.

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