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Rip current risk easing along Jersey shore

Local News | Aug 29, 2014

Rip current risk easing along Jersey shore

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The rip current risk is easing along the New Jersey coast as Hurricane Cristobal moves deeper into the North Atlantic after a week that saw the death of a swimmer.

The National Weather Service says there’s a moderate risk for rip currents on Friday as the Labor Day holiday weekend gets underway. But swimmers should still be cautious.

Rough surf and strong rip currents are blamed for the death of a 17-year-old at Sandy Hook.

Sarmard Rizvi was knocked down by a wave and carried into the surf at an unguarded beach on Tuesday. Dozens of lifeguards recovered the South Plainfield resident, who died at a hospital on Wednesday.

Lifeguards along the Jersey shore have been busy with rescues all week as Cristobal whipped up waves.

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