Ocean City Beach Patrol

OCEAN CITY — Two 18-year-old girls struggling in the ocean Saturday morning were brought to shore by city police and firefighters.

About 8 a.m., police and firefighters responded to Moorlyn Terrace and the beach, south of the Music Pier, for swimmers in distress having difficulty getting back to shore, police Lt. Patrick Randles said.

Officers and firefighters went into the water and got the teens back to the beach safely, Randles said. Both were evaluated by members of the Fire Department, then declined further medical assistance.

The city’s Police and Fire departments, as well as the Beach Patrol, urged bathers to swim only at guarded beaches.

“Please be aware of changing surf conditions, and never take a vacation from safety,” Randles said.

The city's beaches are guarded from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends and holidays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Find out more information on the city's guarded beaches here.

Contact: 609-272-7241


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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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