Shore safety concerns grow amid NJ beach tragedies

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A number of swimming tragedies have heightened concerns among beachgoers at the Jersey Shore.

As News 12 reported, on Thursday 13-year-old Mitzi Hernandez died after being swept into the ocean in Belmar.

Hernandez was with her 12-year-old cousin at the time who is still fighting for her life.

Also that day in Atlantic City one teen was pulled under by a rip current, another teen she was with went to rescue her but they were both pulled out to sea. The search for those teens continues.

Rip tides and unguarded beaches are believed to play a factor in those tragedies. Starting this weekend, many life guards will be back on duty and patrolling beaches throughout the Jersey Shore.

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