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Pennsylvania couple drowns in Florida rip current while on vacation with their 6 children

Pennsylvania couple drowns in Florida rip current while on vacation with their 6 children

Pennsylvania couple drowns in Florida rip current while on vacation with their 6 children

HUTCHINSON ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania couple vacationing in Florida with their six children drowned after getting caught in a rip current while swimming. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office identified the couple in a Facebook post as 51-year-old Brian Warter and 48-year-old Erica Wishard. Investigators say the couple and two of their children, mostly teenagers, were caught in the current on Hutchinson Island, along Florida’s southeastern coast. The children freed themselves but the parents were unable to swim out of the current. A crisis intervention officer is helping the children while other family members travel to join them in Florida.

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