Deadly Danger From Hurricane Rip Currents

A surfer is dead, a swimmer is missing and authorities are warning people to be careful in the water along much of the Atlantic seaboard as distant hurricanes generate rip tides.

Surfers pulled 47-year-old Tazwell Brown from the water off Satellite Beach in central Florida on Saturday. No official cause of death has been determined, but investigators say the Ocoee, Fla., man appeared to have drowned.

Authorities in Ocean City, Md., called off the search for a swimmer who went missing Sunday.

More than 250 people in Ocean City and roughly 70 on Florida's central tlantic Coast were rescued from rip currents.

Swimmers along the Atlantic Coast are being warned to stay close to shore or out of the water altogether until Hurricanes Danielle and Earl run their course.


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