AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Two unidentified swimmers were pulled Thursday evening from the surf off the Washington Avenue beach in Avon-by-the-Sea, according to first-hand accounts.

The Area Network of Shore Water Emergency Responders (ANSWER) team, Avon police and other first-responders arrived at the unguarded beach at about 6:50 p.m. on August 2, where the man and woman were rescued about 30 yards offshore, the sources said.

Lifeguards in Avon are on duty from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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The victims were reported to be conscious and transported to a local hospital. No other information, including an official police report, was yet available on the incident, including the swimmers’ identities.

For the past several days, there has been a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents and rough surf conditions along the entire Jersey Shore, according to the National Weather Service.

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