3 swimmers rescued from ocean at Jersey shore

Three swimmers were rescued from the ocean by lifeguards preparing for the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Seaside Heights.

The lifeguards were not officially on-duty when the swimmers got into trouble Wednesday.

Police Capt. Rob Connor tells News 12 New Jersey a man got caught in a rip current and was dragged about 300 yards offshore before he was rescued.

About 30 minutes later, a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old were saved after they slipped off a sandbar.

Lifeguards don't start working until Friday.

Even though temperatures have been unseasonable warm along the Jersey shore, the ocean water temperature remains cold.


Information from: News 12
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