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Swimmers Rescued from Rip Currents in Seaside Park, Seaside Heights

A surfer pulls a man to safety in one incident, while four swimmers are saved in a second incident

At least five people had to be helped from the water on Saturday in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, as strong created by the passing of tropical storms made for dangerous conditions.

Many beaches along the Jersey Shore are without lifeguards after Labor Day, and beachgoers are warned repeatedly to stay out of the water. On the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, announcements were being made to those on the beach not to swim due to the danger.

Shortly before 1 p.m. in Seaside Park, a man was pulled from the water by a surfer after he got caught in rough surf, Seaside Park police reported.

The man, whose age and name were unavailable, got caught in the rip current near the Brighton Avenue beach and the surfer rescued him before emergency personnel arrived. The man refused first aid at the scene, police said.

In Seaside Heights, four swimmers reportedly got caught in a strong current around 3:30 p.m. and were pulled to safety. Further details on that incident were not available.

Rip current conditions are likely to persist along the coast for a few more weeks, with Tropical Storm Maria expected to make its way north over the coming week.

Saint Tommy September 12, 2011 at 01:03 PM
A real hero NEVER talks about his exploits !!They do what they are supposed to do,then fade away into the crowd.
1stcav September 12, 2011 at 01:27 PM
St. Tom: then please fade away !
C September 12, 2011 at 08:01 PM
Rob is most definitely a hero. Whether he spoke about it or not doesn't take away the fact that he saved that man's life. Were all the fireman, police, EMT's, etc. who saved people lives on 9/11 not heroes because they spoke about it? Let's give credit where credit is due.
just me September 15, 2011 at 12:48 AM
The tally has been done and the verdict is: HERO! Good job, Rob Cloupe!
voiceofreason September 15, 2011 at 01:04 AM
Its a shame that some people these days, have zero common sense. That being said, I have a question. Since people are stupid, when lifeguard season is over, do they put out the danger flags? That may save some people.

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