JUPITER, Fla. — Authorities say four swimmers were rescued from the ocean by lifeguards near Jupiter after nearly drowning.

Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue officials say three adults and a child were reported in distress Saturday afternoon near Jupiter Beach Park.

A group of county lifeguards dove into the water to recover the distressed swimmers. They included two people originally caught in a rip tide and two others who became caught in currents while trying to assist.

Officials say the swimmers were taken to nearby hospitals and are recovering.

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