ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Monday update: Police say the 18-year-old man pulled from the water Sunday has died.
St. Augustine police identified him as Jaylen Lott, a high school senior from Valdosta, Georgia.
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Jaylen Lott, 18, has died after he was pulled from the water at St. Augustine Beach Sunday. Valdosta Schools shared this photo of Lott, a Lowndes High School senior https://t.co/oavWBqO5pQ @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/cOcqJ3FcuO— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) May 14, 2018
Original story: Authorities said an 18-year-old man is in critical condition after he was missing for over an hour in the water at St. Augustine Beach Sunday.
At approximately 3:37 p.m., the St. Johns County Fire Rescue received a call about multiple swimmers in distress in the area of Ocean Trace Road near the beach ramp.
Marine rescue units were able to rescue two of the the swimmers -- a child and an adult -- who then alerted authorities of the third swimmer.
Fire rescue was called to Ocean Trace Road after reports of 3 swimmers in distress. Lifeguards pulled two of them, a man and child, to safety. The third was rescued from the water an hour later @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/NdRourNi0d— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) May 13, 2018
SJCFR used helicopters, and multiple agencies assisted in the search by boat for the missing swimmer.
The man was pulled from the water after crews searched for him for over an hour.
He was transported to Flagler Hospital in critical condition.
18-year-old man taken to the hospital in critical condition after being pulled from the water at St. Augustine Beach @ActionNewsJax— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) May 13, 2018
A witness told Action News Jax she was with the family as SJCFR pulled him from the water and performed CPR.
"It's a relief they did find him, but it's a tragedy because we don't know the circumstance," witness Keyana Dunn said.
The witness said the family was from out of town, some of them from Georgia. According to SJCFR, rip currents were a risk on Sunday.
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