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Several children rescued from ocean off Atlantic City in separate incidents

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First-responders and Good Samaritans rescues children from the ocean off Atlantic City's beaches in separate incidents.
Several children were in distress in the water at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at about 5 p.m. Saturday, Lt. Kevin Fair said.
Dijon Brooks rescued a 4-year-old girl who was then transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's City Campus for evaluation, according to the report.
Two unidentified men also helped rescue the other children, who were evaluated at the scene, Fair said.
At about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Stephen Moore, of Clark Summit, Pa., went into the water to help three siblings who were having trouble off the Virginia Avenue beach, Fair said.
When Officers Ramir Hayes and Brian Victoria-Garcia arrived, Moore was calling for help, according to the report.
Moore and the two girls and a boy were stuck on a sewage outfall pipe as the waves continued to crash around them, Fair said.
The officers rushed into the water.
Video shows the rescue.
Victoria-Garcia stayed on the pipe with Moore while Hayes put the 11-year-old girl on his back and carried her to shore.
He then returned for her 9-year-old sister.
Beach Patrol Chief Steve Downey, along with lifeguard Brian Cain and Firefighter BJ Hamilton ran to the scene from where they were doing off-duty maintenance work nearby, Fair said.
They along with Officer Scott Crawford rescued the girls' 8-year-old brother and Moore.
The three children, officers and Moore were all taken to AtlantiCare for evaluation of cuts and lacerations they sustained.
Fair took the opportunity to remind all beachgoers that it is unsafe to swim when lifeguards are not on duty.
"Dangerous rip currents can be powerful and can affect even the most experienced swimmer," he said.
Beach patrols don't begin work until May 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.




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