July 25, 2013 7:17 PM

Fierce riptide forces AMI to post rare double-red flags

All of Anna Maria Islands’ lifeguard-protected beaches, including Coquina and the Manatee County Public Beach, posted single red flags for extreme caution or double red “Beach Closed” flags Thursday due to the wind, waves and rip currents, said Lt. Rex Beach of the Manatee County Marine Rescue.

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