Red flags up on Baldwin Co. beaches, one swimmer already rescued

Baldwin County
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GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) — Public safety officials in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are urging swimmers to follow the flag warnings in place.

Single red flags are currently flying in both spots, indicating “high hazard with rough surf or dangerous rip currents.”

A distressed swimmer was rescued from the gulf in front of Hangout.

The victim was taken to the hospital and is reported to be alert.

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