Some quick thinking beach patrol members are being hailed as heroes after saving three people after dark on Wednesday, July 4th.
City officials say that Lieutenant Michael Sykes of the Atlantic City Beach Patrol spotted a possible victim as he was leaving the Tennessee Avenue Beach after 9 p.m. on the Fourth of July.
Sykes notified Atlantic City Police and went in the water with Lieutenant Vince Granese, along with lifeguards Andrew Light and James Muller, where they found and pulled two juveniles from the water near the rock jetty.
Off-duty lifeguards also assisted in the continuing search for an adult victim in the dark, who was then rescued as well.
The three victims were treated on the scene by emergency medical personnel.
Officials are reminding everyone to only swim when lifeguards are on duty.