North Dakota couple drowns near Fort Lauderdale

Published: Monday, September 1, 2008 at 8:08 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, September 1, 2008 at 8:08 a.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. A North Dakota couple drowned off the shore of Fort Lauderdale in strong seas caused by Hurricane Gustav and Tropical Storm Hanna. A search was launched for a teenager who went missing in a separate incident.

Bradley and Terry Ann Perleberg drowned Sunday. Authorities said they were a truck driving couple from Jamestown, N.D. Her body washed ashore, while his was found by rescuers floating offshore.

Meanwhile in Hollywood, authorities used boats and helicopters to unsuccessfully search for a 14-year-old boy who was pulled to sea by the rip currents. A 12-year-old friend was rescued.

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