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Seaside Heights tickets swimmers as Hurricane Lee fuels dangerous rip currents

Officials tell News 12 New Jersey that emergency crews have responded to about 30 calls in the last eight nights for distressed swimmers.

Matt Trapani and Eliecer Marte

Sep 14, 2023, 11:00 AM

Updated 306 days ago

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Seaside Heights officials are warning beachgoers that Hurricane Lee is creating dangerous rip currents at the Jersey Shore. They say swimming is not allowed at Seaside Heights beaches and swimmers will be ticketed if they go into the water.
Officials tell News 12 New Jersey that emergency crews have responded to about 30 calls in the last eight nights for distressed swimmers.
Residents say they have seen police officers riding four-wheelers patrolling the beach.
Surfers and bodyboarders will be allowed in the water as long as they have floatation devices with leashes.
Those who violate the swimming ban could be fined up to $1,250.
Watch below for more on Hurricane Lee's impacts on the Jersey Shore


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