JUPITER, Fla. (CBS12) — Rescue crews rushed a man to the hospital in critical condition after witnesses say he went under while trying to save his children in the ocean in Jupiter.
Alexa McDonald told CBS12 reporter Michael Buczyner she and a group of other people helped pull the man to shore where rescuers took him away on a stretcher.
McDonald said the man's family told her they were visiting from Ohio and that he likely saved his daughter's life after they all got caught up in a rip-current. McDonald said the surf was so strong that she and other rescuers nearly went under.
The man is in critical condition, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.