Pennsylvania Man Drowns in Wildwood Sunday

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WILDWOOD, N.J. -

Tragedy struck the Jersey shore over Labor Day weekend after the Atlantic Ocean claimed yet another drowning victim this summer.

On Saturday, September 2nd, police in Wildwood responded to the beach on Leaming Avenue for reports of a possible drowning.

Police say at around 12:50 p.m. Wildwood beach patrol lifeguards entered the water to rescue several distressed swimmers.

When they returned to land, they discovered one of the swimmers, — a 35-year-old man from Middletown, Pennsylvania — was missing.

Search crews soon began combing the area, and at around 2:50 p.m., surfers located the man's body floating in the water at Rambler Avenue beach in Wildwood Crest.

Lifeguards pulled him from the water and transported him to Cape Regional Medical Center where was pronounced dead.

This summer, rip currents at the Jersey shore have proven to be deadly with four reported related deaths since June.

Officials are reminding everyone to remember to only swim while lifeguards are on duty and to make sure everyone in your family knows what to do if they ever get caught in a rip current.

Recent Drowning Deaths Stress Importance of Precautions


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