18-year-old rescued from ocean off Sea Bright dies

     A beach in the southern end of Sea Bright on Aug. 10, 2015. (Photo: Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    A beach in the southern end of Sea Bright on Aug. 10, 2015. (Photo: Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    The young man who was revived after being pulled from the ocean off Sea Bright early yesterday afternoon has died, police said. 

    18-year-old Kevin Searfoss of Rockaway died at 11 p.m. yesterday at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Sea Bright Police Chief John Sorrentino said. 

    Searfoss was swimming with a group off an unguarded beach when he and another person got caught in a rip current in the southern end of the borough near Driftwood Cabana Club, according to a Sea Bright Fire Rescue spokesperson.

    Chiefs Walter Olenhaus and Chad Murphy arrived on the scene within a minute of dispatch, and along with Sea Bright Ocean Rescue lifeguards, immediately entered the water to begin searching, the spokesperson said.

    Searfoss was found after a quick search and brought to shore, where first responders performed CPR and restored his pulse, while the second person was uninjured, according to the spokesperson. 

    He was immediately rushed to Monmouth Medical Center, where he died less than 12 hours later. 

    The National Weather Service forecast warned of a moderate risk of rip current development yesterday. 

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