After six people were dragged from the water at an unsecured beach in New Jersey over the weekend, the authorities stated that one of the victims, a lad aged 15 years old, passed away and many other victims were rushed to hospitals.
According to the authorities, it took place at approximately 4:30 o’clock on Sunday afternoon at Sandy Hook in the Gateway National Recreation Area. A representative for the National Park Service named Daphne Yun stated that the six individuals were swimming at Beach B, which does not have any lifeguards present.
Lifeguards from neighboring beaches rushed to the scene to assist at Sandy Hook. They were assisted in rescuing the six casualties from the ocean by first responders from the neighboring communities of Sea Bright and Highlands.
At the Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, where he and two other patients were brought, the kid was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. The Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township received two victims who were sent there for treatment. Yun reported that one individual refused to receive medical treatment. There was no immediate information available about the status of the victims who had survived the attack.
Although there is a sign indicating that there is not a lifeguard on duty at Beach B, Yun noted that it is the first beach that visitors to the park see when they enter the park. She mentioned that throughout the weekend of Memorial Day, there were lifeguards present at Beaches C, D, and G. According to preliminary data provided by the New Jersey Department of Health, at least 28 persons drowned in natural waters in the state of New Jersey in 2017. These natural waters include rivers, lakes, and the ocean. The information was reported by the Asbury Park Press.
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