12-15 saved from rip current in Seaside Heights

July 18, 2008 11:34:57 AM PDT
Seaside Heights Beach Patrol had to rescue 12 to 15 bathers today. It happened around 12:30 this afternoon after a rip current formed suddenly at Lincoln Avenue beach.

8 to 10 lifeguards rescued the bathers bringing them safely to shore. The beach remained open.

It's a good example how seemingly safe ocean conditions can quickly turn dangerous as rip currents appear and disappear without warning.