SPRING LAKE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – The U.S. Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police resumed their search this morning for a 15-year-old swimmer off the Jersey Shore.
Josiah Jeremiah Robinson got caught in a rip current Sunday afternoon near a jetty off Newark Avenue at Spring Lake Beach.READ MORE: NYC Mayoral Candidates Make Last-Minute Push For Votes Ahead Of Tuesday's Primary
Police said he and his family were visiting the area from Ewing.
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The police chief said yellow flags indicated the waves were stronger than usual and swimmers were only allowed in up to their waists.
“As you know in the ocean, an unpredictable wave can knock you, move you and, all of a sudden, you can be in an area where you cannot touch,” Chief Ed Kerr said.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Off-Duty Officer Attacked With Baseball Bat In Bronx; As Many As 6 Suspects Sought
There is a high risk of rip currents again today.