Swimmers venturing into an ocean wrought with heavy rip currents are keeping rescue workers busy this afternoon.
So far, four rescues have taken place, two in Seaside Heights, one in Seaside Park and another in Surf City, according to scanner reports from the Breaking News Network.
The National Weather Service issued a warning of a high rip current risk in effect through this evening. Surf height is expected to range between three and five feet.
Patch is awaiting more information on the following incidents:
- The Surf City rescue apparently took place at the 8th Street beach where an attempted resucer of the first also needed aid. The incident took place at about 12:45 p.m.
- An hour later, a swimmer was reported in distress at the Grant Avenue beach in Seaside Heights.
- Minutes later a water rescue was reportedly taking place at the Brighton Avenue beach in Seaside Park.
- At the same time, at the Sumner Avenue beach in Seaside Heights, rescue workers were attending to another rescued swimmer.