Far-off storms making NJ surf dangerous

September 8, 2008 9:52:09 AM PDT
Storm systems far to the south are churning up the surf along the Jersey shore and creating deadly rip currents. One person was killed at the Spring Lake beach when he was sucked out to sea by a strong current yesterday.

The 40-year-old was pulled from the water, given cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the beach, and rushed to the hospital, where he died.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Chris McLaughlin says a search continues for a possible second victim. But McLaughlin says the witness who reported two people isn't sure what she saw and the second person may not exist.

The National Weather Service warns that strong currents from distant storms will continue to affect the waters in the days ahead.

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