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1 girl dead, another on life-support after ocean rescue in Belmar

Posted at 6:33 AM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 06:33:35-04

BELMAR, N.J. — One girl is dead and another is on life-support after they were recovered facedown in the ocean at the New Jersey shore.

Officials say the girls, who are cousins, entered the rough surf in Belmar Thursday night when no lifeguards were on duty and without having an adult to watch them.

Police and emergency responders pulled them ashore around 6:30 p.m.

Mayor Matt Doherty says the girls are residents and attended the town's elementary school. Friday is the last day of classes.

Their names and ages have not been released.