Edmonton man dies after being caught in riptide off Florida coast

A Christmas Day swim in Florida turned deadly for an Edmonton man. Police say 26-year-old Surendra Sri Thakur and a second man were caught in a riptide at Avalon Beach just south of Vero Beach.

VERO BEACH, Fla. — A Christmas Day swim in Florida turned deadly for an Edmonton man.

Police say 26-year-old Surendra Sri Thakur and a second man were caught in a riptide at Avalon Beach just south of Vero Beach.

A surfer was reportedly able to help rescue the second man , but could not locate Thakur.

His body was found Monday morning, not far from where he went missing.

Thakur was apparently visiting family in the area.