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Rip current drownings in Florida put beachgoers on high alert [Video]

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — It has been a heartbreaking and deadly week for tourists traveling to Florida beaches.

Since Thursday, six people have drowned after getting caught in rip currents.

A couple visiting from Pennsylvania drowned when a strong current swept them into the Atlantic Ocean at Hutchinson Island.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said the couple vacationed with their six children.

“Despite efforts by family members, Martin County Ocean Rescue, MCFR Paramedics, and doctors at Cleveland Clinic North, a Pennsylvania couple caught in a rip current while swimming on Hutchinson Island this afternoon could not be saved,” the sheriff’s office released. “The man and woman, identified as 51-year-old Brian Warter and 48-year-old Erica Wishard, along with their six mostly teenage children, started their Florida vacation day on the beach. While in the water, the couple and two of the teens got swept out by a rip current. The kids …

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Monopoly for the Monarch fundraiser at Eastmont March 24 [Video]

Monopoly lovers will have an opportunity to transform their love for the game into a tool for change at the Eastmont Foundation's Monopoly for the Monarch fundraising event Sunday, March