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Water Rescue At Shell Island

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A rip tide is blamed for a Saturday afternoon water emergency at Shell Island.

A 12 year old girl was rushed to the Panama City Marina on board a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission boat and then transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

According to FFWCC spokesman Stan Kirkland, the girl got caught in a rip tide on the gulf side of the island around 3:00 p.m.  Authorities responded after her parents called 911.

The girl, whose identity was not released, was alert upon arrival at the marina.  Her condition is not known at this time.