Man drowns while trying to save wife off Miami Beach(Photos)
A man who managed to save his wife from a strong rip current in the waters off Miami Beach Sunday died after getting pulled under, according to Miami Beach Fire Rescue.
The man and his wife, who were visiting from Fort Myers, were swimming in the ocean near 23rd Street at 2 p.m., Miami Beach.
Kendra Smith and 34-year-old Sherrod Whittington, were playing in the waves at Miami Beach Sunday when they were swept away by the current at around 2pm. He told lifeguards to save her first.
'I was trying to hold onto him, he was trying to hold onto me,' Smith told Wink News. 'In some kind of wave, he lost his grasp and then he got me back again, he found me again.'