An estimated 2,694 people were rescued by lifeguards in NJ in 2014 @njspotlight

Be careful on the beach folks. The folks over at NJSPOTLIGHT have a post today about lifeguard rescues in NJ last summer. They point to this report by the United States Lifesaving Association. 

Most lifeguard rescues last year involved riptides: 1,762 rescues were riptide-related, while 503 were surfing accidents and 62 were described as “swiftwater-related.”

It has been 20+ years since I was a member of the Surf City Beach Patrol but the rules are still the same. Stay safe out there folks - and have some fun! 

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