Rip currents keep NJ lifeguards busy

The News Leader

August 30, 2010 3:00:27 AM PDT
Swimmers hoping to beat the heat Monday might find restrictions at New Jersey beaches.

The National Weather Service says swells associated with Hurricane Danielle will continue to churn up the surf with rip currents.

Forecasters say the rip currents will be less than the weekend, where lifeguards were busy rescuing swimmers caught in their pull.

Manasquan lifeguards made 40 rescues on Sunday and there were 20 to 25 people pulled from the surf in Seaside Heights. Seaside only allowed swimmers in up to their knees.

Knee-deep was also the rule in North Wildwood, Sea Isle City and Ocean City.

Atlantic City lifeguards made 52 rescues on Saturday.

More pounding surf is possible throughout the week as Hurricane Earl moves close to the East Coast.