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Seaside Heights Police Rescue Two 14 Year Olds From Rip Current

Life guards had gone off duty in the 7:30 p.m. incident

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.


. May 28, 2012 at 08:29 PM
When will people ever learn?
Comfortably Numb May 28, 2012 at 08:53 PM
I want to make a comment but I suppose it not P.C. Anyone that knows anything can easily figure out the deal here.
no name May 29, 2012 at 12:04 AM
You shouldn't talk so negative bout people ..whatever happen can be happen even to the best swimmers ..so learning is everything in everyday life
no name May 29, 2012 at 12:10 AM
I just learn from the oncle that the boy has been released from the hospital nd hes fine ..nd he will be back
TKDmom May 29, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Unfortunately, rip currents are difficult to swim in and often times children and teens think they can go out further than they should. I have live at the beach for most of my life, and have taught my kids to be safe at the beach. Even so, I often have to call my youngest in when he drifts out too far, and remind him of how to manage a rip current each time we go to the beach. Someone who is not at the beach often, may not realize how bad it can be until they've been caught in a strong current. I am glad that the boy has been released from the hospital and is doing well. I hope their next beach visit is a safer, happier one.
. May 29, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Stop using this name! I don't want anyone to think that your illiteracy belongs to me!
bayboat May 29, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Good job officers!
Michelle Salinas May 29, 2012 at 06:17 AM
I was there and saw it all!!!!! IT WAS NOT THE POLICE WHO RESCUED!!!! It's more like the police assisted the 2 young heros who risked their own lives to save another! I have the pics and video to prove it all! Two humble young men, who are a blessing from the heavens!
Bob Hockenfrocken May 29, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Someone always wants to have the real story..get a grip lady
Miriam May 29, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Media needs to stop selling out in this county. It's a known fact media gets controlled here,and a lot of truth is left out,so I believe Michelle.100%
Catherine Galioto (Editor) May 29, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Hi Michele, you are welcome to post your pictures to the story directly, or email to tomsriver@patch.com
1stcav May 29, 2012 at 03:28 PM
The patch IS for locals , unlike Fox news that IS controlled by media moguls ! IE : Rupert and Co.
animalheart May 29, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Not to take away from the police because they do risk their lives in their job which is very difficult especially now. However, I also believe Michelle that there were others who assisted and or rescued. Being involved in TR I have seen alot of people not get recognized for their continued contribution in certain things. Others made sure their pic in paper and name except the group or people who should have been. Thankful boys are okay and no casualties to the rescuers.
Greg May 29, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Seaside Heights police officers are to be HIGHLY commended. Excellent job ! As for me and my family, we appreciate what you all do each day.
charlotte May 29, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I join you in commending the Seaside Heights police officers for this incident and the many others that are part of what they do every day. Thank you.
sha May 30, 2012 at 12:17 PM
The Weather Channel reported there were four officers involved in the rescue at the pier. Two swam in from north side, two from south. They were unaware of the others until they met in the water. I would love to see your video Michelle.
domenick dibenedetto June 05, 2012 at 10:57 PM
I was the unidentified man who rescued the kids. My name is Domenick DiBenedetto and I am a search and rescue swimmer in the U.S. Navy. can you please email me those pictures/ video dibenedd@lhd3.navy.mil


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