When Jessica and Derek Simmons first saw the beachgoers pausing to stare toward the water, the young couple just assumed someone had spotted a shark.
"A Riptide Swept Away a Florida Family. Then Beachgoers Formed a Human Chain." is from the July 11, 2017 Morning Mix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Katie Mettler and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.