Teen swim­mer missing off New Jer­sey beach

The Morning Call - - LOCAL NEWS -

Res­cue crews have been searching for a 15-year-old youth who went missing while swim­ming at a New Jer­sey beach.

Au­thor­i­ties say life­guards and po­lice re­sponded to a re­port of two ju­ve­nile swim­mers in dis­tress at about 2:45 p.m. Sunday off Spring Lake beach in Mon­mouth County. Po­lice say a by­stander and life­guards res­cued a young girl, but 15-yearold Josiah Jeremiah Ro­bi­son of Ewing could not be found.

Au­thor­i­ties closed the beach as dozens of emer­gency re­spon­ders searched for the missing teenager.

Be­tween 75 and 80 life­guards from neigh­bor­ing towns also joined the search with help from Coast Guard and Manasquan res­cue ves­sels, a state po­lice he­li­copter and first re­spon­ders on jet skis.

A state po­lice ma­rine unit was to re­sume searching Mon­day as lo­cal po­lice pa­trolled the shore­line.

— The Associated Press

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