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.