BELMAR - Crowds who turned out to the shore in Belmar Saturday were met with calmer seas after a pair of dramatic rescues there earlier this week.
One rescue on Friday evening was captured on cellphone video. A group of people had to pull a swimmer who was struggling out of the water.
Earlier in the week, there was another water rescue by a 16-year-old surfer.
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The strong waves and rip currents had been churned up by Hurricane Cristobal out in the Atlantic.