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UPDATE: Driver of minivan in ocean undergoing mental check

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 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A mother behind the wheel of a minivan that was driven with her three children into the surf off Daytona Beach, Fla., is undergoing a mental evaluation.
   The Volusia County Sheriff's Office also said Wednesday that the children were turned over to the care of the Florida Department of Children and Families.
   Bystanders and officers helped pull the woman and her children -- ages 3, 9 and 10 -- from their minivan after it became nearly submerged in the Atlantic surf Tuesday afternoon.
   Beach safety officers say the minivan with a South Carolina tag was being driven recklessly southbound on the beach when it suddenly turned eastward into the ocean.
   The family was taken to a hospital for treatment.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Rescuers helped pull members of a South Carolina family from their minivan after it became submerged in the Atlantic surf on Florida's Daytona Beach.
   The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the woman and her children -- ages 3, 9, and 10 -- somehow ended up in the water around 5 p.m. Tuesday.
   Beach Safety Capt. Tammy Marris says the woman was already driving on the beach, where cars are allowed. It's not clear how the vehicle ended up in the water.
   Video aired by local TV stations showed rescuers who ran to the scene hurriedly trying to get everyone out of the van as it drifted in the water. The family was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center for treatment. Their vehicle was towed.
   Marris says authorities are investigating.
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