Child, Adult in Critical Condition After Ocean Rescue at Mickler’s Landing

JACKSONVILLE – A child and an adult are in critical condition in St. Johns County after a near-drowning incident, according to the St. Johns County Fire and Rescue Department. The emergency responders from SJCFR and SJC Marine Rescue were called to assist multiple swimmers in distress near the Mickler’s entrance ramp. Marine Rescue personnel found one patient already out of the water with the help of bystanders, while they entered the water to assist another patient. Ladder 1, who was completing a citizen assist call on the beach, also responded promptly. SJCFR transported one adult and one child in critical condition to nearby hospitals.

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