Seaside Heights Police Rescue Two 14 Year Olds From Rip Current

Life guards had gone off duty in the 7:30 p.m. incident

Two 14-year-old boys were rescued by Seaside Heights police officers yesterday evening when they became caught in a rip current, according to Seaside Heights Police Detective Steven Korman.

"The boys, who are from Cherry Hill, were pulled out by a rip tide on the north side of Casino Pier at 7:30 p.m.," Korman said.

Lifeguards had gone off duty. The boys were being supervised by their uncle, who was watching them from the beach.

"People on the fishing pier threw a rope and net for the kids, but then they went underneath the pier. At that point, four officers jumped in and pulled them on to the beach. Another gentlemen who was on the beach also assisted," said Korman.

One boy was taken to Community Medical Center for evaluation. His condition was not available.

Assisting in the rescue were Patrolmen Edward Pasieka, Brian Caffarelli, Scott Mulford and Joseph Cella.

The man who assisted from the beach was not identified.


animalheart May 29, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Not to take away from the police because they do risk their lives in their job which is very difficult especially now. However, I also believe Michelle that there were others who assisted and or rescued. Being involved in TR I have seen alot of people not get recognized for their continued contribution in certain things. Others made sure their pic in paper and name except the group or people who should have been. Thankful boys are okay and no casualties to the rescuers.
Greg May 29, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Seaside Heights police officers are to be HIGHLY commended. Excellent job ! As for me and my family, we appreciate what you all do each day.
charlotte May 29, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I join you in commending the Seaside Heights police officers for this incident and the many others that are part of what they do every day. Thank you.
sha May 30, 2012 at 12:17 PM
The Weather Channel reported there were four officers involved in the rescue at the pier. Two swam in from north side, two from south. They were unaware of the others until they met in the water. I would love to see your video Michelle.
domenick dibenedetto June 05, 2012 at 10:57 PM
I was the unidentified man who rescued the kids. My name is Domenick DiBenedetto and I am a search and rescue swimmer in the U.S. Navy. can you please email me those pictures/ video dibenedd@lhd3.navy.mil


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