"Human Chain" of people rescue swimmer caught in rip current in Panama city

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WTHR) - Dozens of people risked their lives Sunday to save a swimmer caught in a rip current in Florida.

The group formed a human chain stretching from the shore to the middle of the ocean in Panama City Beach. Witnesses said anywhere from 50-100 people were part of the chain.

"I immediately ran over to see what was going on, and there was two people that had actually... they went so far out past the waves, it was a double red flag, that they could not, the current was so rough, that they could not literally swim back in," said Shelly Callaway, whoshared photos of the rescuewith WJHG-TV.

All of the swimmers were saved, but four more people who were part of the chain ended up also needing to be rescued.

 
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