CBS 2’s cameras were rolling as competitors touched a marker in Battery Park City.
Greenbriar officials suspect a nearby transformer belonging to Jersey Central Power & Light is leaking stray voltage into the pool. An on-site electrician conducted it’s own investigation as did JCP&L. So far, neither will take the blame that their equipment caused the problem.
Swimmers followed Manhattan native Gertrude Ederle’s 17.5-mile swim course from Battery Park to Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
All four were attempting to beat the record of 5 hours, 45 minutes, 25 seconds set by Shelley Taylor-Smith in 1995.
The red “No Swimming” flags that dotted the region in recent days were mostly gone Sunday, as beaches were again packed with thousands lured by sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-80s.
Swimmers hoping to beat the heat Monday might find restrictions at New Jersey beaches.