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Mamaroneck resident hailed as hero for saving man caught in rip current at New Jersey beach

Beautiful weather is tempting beachgoers to venture out into rough waters

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It might be late September but the temperatures have been soaring in the 80s, bringing many people to the beaches and tempting some to test dangerous water conditions.

Though Belmar has banned swimming in its beaches, two people were rescued from the rough waters at around 6 p.m. Saturday. The extent of their injuries is still not clear.

“Yeah, they were very busy, the police, going up and down the beach," one witness said of the series of Sunday rescues on the beach.

In Long Beach Island on Sunday, a man was rescued at 1:30 p.m by a Mamaroneck resident who was visiting the Jersey Shore.

"Time was really important. When that happens you have to react quickly if you don't get there fast they're going to drown," said Hank Joselson, a Mamaroneck man who has previous lifeguard experience. He says that the rip current pulled the man out at least 300 meters from the shore.

Yesterday in Long Branch, a man was killed after getting caught in a rip current.

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