Dangerous Rip Currents Lead to Jersey Shore Rescues

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    NBC10.com

    Rip currents are keeping lifeguards busy at the Jersey shore.

    Two women in their 20s were swimming near M Street beach in Seaside Park when they got into trouble Monday afternoon.

    Seaside Heights lifeguard Capt. Rob Connor tells the Asbury Park Press his lifeguards were getting ready to leave for the day when the women were spotted in distress.

    Connor says the lifeguards reached the women, who were about a half mile away.

    Connor says it's a dangerous time of year for swimmers because northeast winds turn up the surf.

    "This is the season where the water really kicks up," Connor told the paper.

    Seaside Heights lifeguards rescued two swimmers on Friday.