Responders rescue, revive submerged swimmer off Sea Bright

     The entrance to the beach where two people were rescued

    The entrance to the beach where two people were rescued

    A young man is being treated at a Long Branch hospital after being rescued unconscious off Sea Bright early this afternoon, authorities said. 

    The 18-year-old, who authorities did not identify, was swimming with another person off an unguarded beach when the two 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.

    The victim 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. 

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    The young man was transported to Monmouth Medical Center and is listed in critical condition, according to a WABC report

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

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