Two Seaside Heights lifeguards working at the Sheridan Avenue beach brought ashore a 22-year-old male who suffered a neck injury in the ocean.
"[He] dove into 2-1/2-feet of water and suffered a neck injury," said Jay Boyd, chief lifeguard for the borough.
The man, who authorities did not identify, was swimming with a friend when the friend yelled to the lifeguards.
"The lifeguards assisted and stabilized the neck after bringing the man ashore," said Boyd.
"At the time, he had use of his extremities," Boyd said.
First Aid and paramedics took over upon their arrival. "He was transported to the north bay area and medivaced out to Jersey Shore Trauma Center, Neptune," Boyd said.
The lifeguards were not identified.