Dangerous rip currents expected on New Jersey beaches Tuesday

Several rescues took place Friday in Seaside Heights and even more over Memorial Day weekend at Toms River beaches.

Jim Murdoch and Lanette Espy

May 30, 2023, 10:51 AM

Updated 383 days ago

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Memorial Day weekend turned tragic along the Jersey Shore. A teenage boy died after getting caught in a rough surf at an unguarded beach, and lifeguards pulled other swimmers out of the water at other beaches.
Several rescues took place Friday in Seaside Heights and even more over the holiday weekend at Toms River beaches. Crews worked after hours in Avon to jump into action pulling out swimmers. And a 15-year-boy died in Sandy Hook after being brought to a hospital. Five others also got caught in the strong currents at the unguarded beach. Four of them were hospitalized.
A high risk of rip currents remains for Tuesday as strong onshore winds push the surf onto the beaches. Many beaches will remain unguarded during the week until schools get out in mid-June. If there are no guards, officials ask that you stay out of the ocean.

Keeping swimmers safe at the Jersey Shore

High rip current risk is now in effect through Tuesday evening.
WHAT: Dangerous rip currents.
WHERE: The beaches of New Jersey.
WHEN: Through Tuesday evening.
IMPACTS: Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore and into deeper water.
If you are ever caught in a rip current, turn to the shore and wade or swim until you're out of it, then continue to move back toward the shore at an angle.
Officials say if you want to go into the water, look for lifeguards on duty in green flag zones. Local departments will keep a close eye on those wanting to go for a swim and may tell you to move elsewhere if they feel your safety is compromised.


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