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Eight injured by wave at Boynton Beach Inlet

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Eight people were injured, one seriously, after a wave crashed into a jetty at Boynton Beach Inlet Thursday afternoon.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene. According to spokesperson Don DeLucia, a group of people were on the jetty near 4029 South Ocean Boulevard, when a large wave hit them around 5 p.m

YouReporter Gale Witt sent photos to WFLX.com, including a photo showing the wave hitting the jetty. Gale wrote, "I was taking this picture as the wave came up over the pier. It took everyone down and washed us into the metal railing. Those injured were skinned across the concrete and landed face and head first into the metal rail. Some had leg, hip and head injuries."

Beaches across South Florida have seen large waves as a result of Hurricane Irene moving up the east coast.

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