11-Year Old Nearly Drowns After Getting Caught in Rip Current

An 11-year old boy got quite the scare Wednesday afternoon on Padre Island after he got caught in a rip current and nearly drowned.

It happened at around 12:30 p.m. in front of the Holiday Inn on Padre Island. Emergency responders said the boy was playing in the water when his family heard cries for help.

The boy swallowed some water and was taken to Driscoll Children's Hospital for observation, but is said to be okay.


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