2 Ct Swimmers caught in Jersey Shore Riptides

A 27-year-old woman from Brookfield, CT was revived by EMS after being dragged into the ocean by rip currents near Ortley Beach Saturday afternoon, according to Jillian Messina, spokeswoman for the Toms River Police Department and the Asbury Park Press

Toms River Police Officers responded to multiple calls about swimmers in distress along the shore as rip currents began to form and drag swimmers into the ocean. 

According to Messina, a woman from Brookfield, Connecticut had gone under the water multiple times and appeared to be not moving. The Seaside Heights Fire Department was able to pull her out of the water and bring her back to shore on a rescue wave runner. While on the wave runner, firefighters began performing CPR. Once on the shore, EMS and medics continued CPR until they were able to regain a pulse. The woman was taken to Community Medical Center, where she is listed as being in critical condition.

Two other people were caught by rip currents along Ortley Beach on Saturday according to Messina, one was a 22-year-old woman from New Fairfield, Connecticut who was pulled out of the ocean by friends and taken to Community Medical Center for treatment. She is expected to make a full recovery. 


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