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Three rescued from ocean in Wildwood

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The COVID-19 pandemic canceled a number of the region’s polar plunges this year, but a couple dozen people from the Special Olympics braved the thawing post-winter waters on a day where temperatures reached 64 degrees on land, in an event rescheduled from January. The group plunged behind the Wildwoods Convention Center, while others participated virtually. Video by Matthew Strabuk, for The Press.

WILDWOOD — Three people needed to be rescued from the water at Andrews Avenue on Thursday.

Firefighters from Wildwood and North Wildwood and Wildwood police aided in a water rescue along with a Wildwood Beach Patrol EMT. 

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A good Samaritan on a surfboard helped a girl toward shore, and the EMT began immediate medical treatment. She was transported by Wildwood Crest EMS and AtlantiCare Paramedics to Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House.

A woman was assisted out of the water by good Samaritans. She did not require any medical attention.

Another girl was initially reported missing but was later found on the beach. She said several good Samaritans helped her out of the water.

The U.S. Coast Guard and State Police Marine Services Bureau assisted.

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I graduated from Rowan University in 2011 where I studied journalism. I covered local high school and college sports at the South Jersey Times and Vineland Daily Journal. I have been a sports reporter with The Press since July 2013

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