Swimmer Rescued, Then Ticketed

Friday, Jun 28, 2013  |  Updated 8:59 AM EDT
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Swimmer Rescued, Then Ticketed

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Swimming where she didn’t belong is costing a visitor to the Jersey Shore.

A Tennessee woman was issued a summons after she had to be rescued while trying to swim in a dangerous inlet while vacationing in New Jersey.

An official say 23-year-old Amy Sartor of Cleveland, Tenn., jumped off the rocks in Point Pleasant Beach and tried to swim across the Manasquan Inlet on Thursday night.

Sartor got caught in the fast current and was pulled out to sea.

Police Detective Clint Daniel tells the Asbury Park Press Sartor was 50 yards off the jetty when she was first spotted and 200 yards by the time Coast Guard rescuers reached her.

“The current was really rough and running fast,” Daniel told the paper.

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Sartor was issued a ticket for violating a borough ordinance of misbehavior. The ticket carries a fine of $200 to $500.

No court date has been set.

 


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