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Rescuers Save Distressed Swimmer in Seaside Heights

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

A swimmer in Seaside Heights was carried out to sea by a rip current but ultimately brought back to shore safely by first responders, officials said.

The incident occurred Monday at 6:53 p.m., when Seaside Heights police received a call about a swimmer in distress off Dupont Avenue, according to Detective Steve Korman. When officers arrived, they spotted the victim approximately 250 yards from the shoreline, having been taken out due to a rip current.

Seaside Heights, Seaside Park and Lavallette SCUBA teams arrived at the scene, with the Seaside Heights team deploying two members on a jet ski with a sled. That group brought the victim back to the shoreline to safety, Korman said. He was evaluated by members of Tri-Boro First Aid Squad and refused any further medical treatment.

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