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Albany couple drowns off Florida coast

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LANTANA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a husband and wife visiting from Georgia have died after getting caught in rough waters off South Florida's Atlantic coast.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says Barbara and Denis Agelatos, of Albany, Ga., were staying in South Palm Beach at a cousin's condo for a couple of weeks.

On Saturday morning, 57-year-old Barbara Agelatos went for a swim and got caught in rough surf. Deputies say 70-year-old Denis Agelatos saw his wife in distress and entered the ocean to help her. He also got caught in the strong tide.

A Good Samaritan jumped in and pulled the couple to shore. They were transported to JFK Medical Center, where both were pronounced dead.