The Coast Guard has rescued four women who were swept out into the Atlantic Ocean while riding boogie boards.
The women were swept around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Strathmere.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew responded and lifted the women in pairs and transported them to Corson’s Inlet State Park.
Coast Guard watchstanders diverted two Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter air crews from training flights to respond.
Two good Samaritans in canoes who tried to help the women capsized, but were able to swim to shore themselves.
“Thanks to some good Samaritans on shore we were able to be notified in a timely manner before dark and effect a rescue,” said Lt. Alex Webber, the pilot on the case.