Seaside Park firefighters rescue swimmer late Sunday afternoon

    A water rescue team from the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company saved an ocean swimmer late Sunday afternoon, a department official said. 

    Crews responded to the M Street beach around 4 p.m. on a report of a swimmer in distress, said Lt. Dennis Vincent. 

    Upon arrival, the team spotted a woman stranded about 250 yards off the shoreline, he said. 

    Chief Mike Tumolo directed the team to launch a rescue boat, which was operated by Vincent and also contained Todd Larsen and Wes Gorman, according to Vincent. 

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    “The woman was brought into shore safely,” he said.

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