Rip currents are reportedly to blame for several drownings at Gulf Shores, Alabama. Vacationers said the water didn't look so dangerous from land, but locals were quoted saying they wouldn't go in when "it looks like that."  The city posted double red flags on all beaches within the corporate limits of Gulf Shores including all beaches from Gulf State Park west to Laguna Key. 25 year old Matthew Hattaway of Bossier, Louisiana and John Hogue of Overland Park, Kansas drowned. The body of Joshua Kimbrough, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, who tried to help another swimmer (who survived) was found last night. Two teenagers were pulled ashore near Ft. Walton Beach after nearly drowning and requiring CPR over the weekend.
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