Nearly 200 Rescued Over Two Days Off Ocean City Beach

Ocean City lifeguards made nearly 200 rescues over two days as heavy surf pounded the beach and caused dangerous rip currents.

Dangerous conditions on Sunday and Monday led to numerous rescues, The Baltimore Sun reported.

On Sunday, several swimmers had to be hospitalized, and an ambulance was called for three people who were pushed against rocks, said Ocean City Beach Patrol Captain Butch Arbin.

On Monday, rip currents continued to prompt lifeguards to intervene, although no major incidents were reported.

Arbin said that in most rescues, swimmers were not in distress, but were at risk of being pulled away from shore by a rip current.

Through July 26, the beach patrol reported making nearly 1,500 rescues this summer, an average of 150 per week.  

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