Brookfield Woman Tragically Dies After Extreme Rip Current Rescue On The Jersey Shore
It's been a brutal few weeks at the Jersey Shore with rip currents tragically taking another swimmer's life. This time, it hits especially close to home, as a local woman has been reported as the latest victim.
A 27-year-old Brookfield, CT woman was visiting the Jersey Shore and had to be pulled from the surf in Ortley Beach after getting caught in a rip current on Saturday. Police say that the unidentified local woman was initially rescued from the water by Seaside Heights firefighters. From there, EMS did not waste any time, administering CPR right on the waver runner and again on the beach where first responders eventually found a pulse. She was then transported to Community Medical Center where sadly, she passed away as a result of her injuries. Read more details about the rip current rescue here.
This past weekend more than 20 people were pulled from the water. This was the second victim to die from last weekend from Bay Head to Seaside Park.
The first death was a 54-year-old man who drowned at Brick Beach I. Two surfers saw the man struggling in the water and decided to do their best to save him. They were unable to get him back on the beach.
Two more people had to be rescued in Lavallette just yesterday. Please be careful...these rip currents are no joke.