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Atlantic City Beach Patrol surpasses 1,000 ocean rescues this season
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Atlantic City Beach Patrol surpasses 1,000 ocean rescues this season


Atlantic City lifeguards survey the beach May 30.

ATLANTIC CITY — A boy and a girl were pulled from the ocean by lifeguards in separate incidents over the past week, adding to the more than 1,000 ocean rescues the city’s Beach Patrol has seen so far this year.

At 6:25 p.m. Sunday, the Beach Patrol’s after-hours team rescued the girl in the ocean off North Carolina Avenue after officials were called to a drowning in progress, Chief Steve Downey said.

Also, at 3 p.m. Thursday, lifeguards and Beach Patrol EMTs pulled an unresponsive/unconscious boy from the water at Michigan Avenue, Downey said. The boy had a pulse but was not adequately breathing.

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Officials gave the boy oxygen for about five to seven minutes, and he was conscious and alert when he was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, Downey said.

The names of the two juveniles were not released.

Through Sunday, the Beach Patrol has performed 1,061 ocean rescues, 463 medical responses and reunited 281 lost children with their families, Downey said.

Lifeguards are on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Officials urge residents and visitors to swim only when lifeguards are on duty.

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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