1 taken to hospital after swimmers rescued from rip current off Harvey Cedars

    Image courtesy of the Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol.

    Image courtesy of the Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol.

    One swimmer was transported to an area hospital after a group was rescued from the ocean this afternoon off Harvey Cedars. 

    According to a release from the Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol, the lifeguards along with the Harvey Cedars Police Department, High Point Volunteer Fire Company, Barnegat Light Volunteer Fire Company, and the Barnegat Light First Aid Squad responded to a water rescue call off 77th Street.

    Three swimmers were pulled offshore after getting caught in a large rip current, the release said.

    Members of the Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol and Harvey Cedars Police Department rescued the swimmers.

    One was transported to an area hospital. Authorities did not release the person’s identity or condition.

    “It’s important to swim in front of a lifeguard on a guarded beach to prevent drownings and injuries,” the release said.

    The Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol will have lifeguards at the Middlesex Avenue beach during the upcoming week from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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