The man, who suffered a neck injury, was transported to Jersey Shore University Hospital in Neptune following the incident.
“X-rays were negative but he did have some water in his lungs and was kept over night in the hospital as a precaution,” Borough Beach Patrol Chief Dick Johnson tells the newspaper.
Johnson clarified an earlier report regarding how the lifeguard was injuried, the report states.
“He and another lifeguard were on a kayak when it flipped in shallow water near shore,” Johnson said. “One of the lifeguards fell out and hit his head on the bottom and became unconscious. The other lifeguard, upon seeing his friend’s limp body, pulled him to shore with the help of a third lifeguard on the beach.”