- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida sheriff’s deputies and a Texas man are being credited for saving six tourists from rough surf in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Pensacola News Journal (https://on.pnj.com/2aeqkpn) reports Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies Darren Robinson and Stefan Chamlis were on beach patrol Tuesday when they spotted two young children, two mothers and two male family members struggling in the water. They radioed for help and went in the water.

At the same time, Frank Counselman of Rockwell, Texas, was on his balcony and saw the commotion. He grabbed a flotation device and ran to help. He helped one swimmer to safety while the deputies and the lifeguards assisted the others.

Officials say two of the rescued men were treated and released from a hospital. The other swimmers are doing well.

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Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, https://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com

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