Woman Still Alive After Nearly Drowning at AC Beach

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    A woman who officials initially believed drowned at an Atlantic City beach on Monday is still alive, according to investigators.

    On Monday, around 7 p.m. city firefighters and the Atlantic City Beach Patrol were called to South Carolina beach where the woman was face down in the water about 150 to 200 yards off shore

    Beach Patrol Chief Rod Aluise says lifeguards brought in the unconscious woman but were unable to revive her at the time.

    On Tuesday, police announced that emergency responders were eventually able to resuscitate the woman. She is currently in the intensive care unit.

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    Police have not yet identified the woman but say she is 59-years-old and originally from New Hampshire.

    Lifeguards at that beach go off duty at 6 p.m. Signs warn swimmers to enter the water only when a lifeguard is present. Some beaches have lifeguards until 8 p.m.

    This story is developing. Stay with NBC10.com for updates.