Two 14-year-old boys were rescued by Seaside Heights police officers yesterday evening when they became caught in a rip current, according to Seaside Heights Police Detective Steven Korman.
"The boys, who are from Cherry Hill, were pulled out by a rip tide on the north side of Casino Pier at 7:30 p.m.," Korman said.
Lifeguards had gone off duty. The boys were being supervised by their uncle, who was watching them from the beach.
"People on the fishing pier threw a rope and net for the kids, but then they went underneath the pier. At that point, four officers jumped in and pulled them on to the beach. Another gentlemen who was on the beach also assisted," said Korman.
One boy was taken to Community Medical Center for evaluation. His condition was not available.
Assisting in the rescue were Patrolmen Edward Pasieka, Brian Caffarelli, Scott Mulford and Joseph Cella.
The man who assisted from the beach was not identified.