Teen Drowns Off Peanut Island On Labor Day

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Associated Press Release

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A teenager drowned after straying outside the guarded swimming area off Peanut Island.

Lt. Allison Kelly of the Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue says Kenrud Belony was wading with a small group of people near a sand bar Monday afternoon when he either decided to head into deeper water or was pulled by the current.

The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/17IaKZV ) reports Kelly found the teen on the bottom and pulled him to the surface. He was about 100 yards southeast of the island park's designated swimming area.

The teen was unresponsive as crews administered CPR. He was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 2 p.m.

Authorities say the swimming advisory sign near the lifeguard stands warned of "strong, tidal currents."


Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com

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