HARVEY CEDARS, NJ - The Harvey Cedars Police Department and Beach Patrol announced Sunday evening on their Facebook page that three swimmers were rescued around 2 pm on Sunday afternoon.  The Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol, Harvey Cedars Police, High Point Volunteer Fire Company and the Barnegat Light First Aid Squad all reponded to the incident.  The water rescue took place in the ocean off 77 Street. Three swimmers were sucked out in a large rip current. The victims were brought to shore by the beach patrol and the police.  One person was transported to the hospital.  

"it is Important to swim in front of a lifeguard on a guarded beach to prevent drowning and injuries," the Harvey Cedar Beach Patrol shared on their Facebook page.  "Guards will be posted on Middlesex Ave. all week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m."