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13 pulled from waters in Gulf Shores as Tropical Storm Andrea approaches

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GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Gulf Coast and Orange Beach authorities say Tropical Storm Andrea has forced them to rescue more than a dozen swimmers.

Gulf Shores City Spokesman Grant Brown tells AL.com (http://bit.ly/12tr5QL) 10 people had to be rescued at the city's beaches Wednesday afternoon as the storm gained strength. Most didn't require hospitalization, but a 17-year-old boy was taken to the University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Hospital in Mobile. Brown says he regained consciousness after CPR was administered.

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