Swimmers Get Caught In Rip Current In Gulf Shores

Posted on: 12:00 pm, June 7, 2013, by

GULF SHORES, Ala. – Six swimmers were rescued in Gulf Shores on Wednesday when they got caught in a powerful rip current.

Lifeguards were not on this stretch of beach.  The swimmers say the waves suddenly got very rough.

“All of a sudden, like my feet, I wasn’t touching the ground anymore and I was like… I couldn’t see any of my friends anymore,” one said.

“I definitely thought I was going to drown. I have anxiety and I started freaking out because my sister was in front of me,” another swimmer said.

All six people were pulled from the water.  A 17-year-old boy was taken to the hospital.  His condition has not been released.

Officials are warning of high surf and rip currents from Tropical Storm Andrea.