On Thursday evening, a 23-year-old Tennessee woman went into the Manasquan Inlet with the intention of swimming from Point Beach to Manasquan. Her plans were washed away when a fast moving current swept her out of the inlet and into the ocean. According to Clint Daniel, a Point Pleasant Beach Detective, she was then carried towards the south direction “at a high rate of speed”.
“She thought she would be able to swim across, not realizing how dangerous the inlet is. Instead, the inlet spit her out and she went into the ocean,” stated Client. Thankfully, Amy Sartor is safe and sound now thanks to the help from Point Beach police. They managed to respond promptly and arrive at the scene on time to alert the Coast Guard, who sped out into the ocean with their “fast boat” and rescued Amy from the rushing current. “It was a fantastic rescue by all hands,” said Client.
For her irresponsible actions, Amy is now facing a charge of “misbehaving” as she went into the water with the intention of swimming to Manasquan, compelling law enforcement to undertake a large-scale response and water rescue. After she was rescued on Thursday evening, Amy was examined by both the Point Pleasant First Aid as well as Emergency Squad volunteers. Based on their reports, she did not suffer from any injuries and she requested not to be transported to the hospital.
“She was so far out and was moving so fast that we couldn’t even send our divers in, so we radioed the Coast Guard right away. Luckily, she stayed afloat and the Coast Guard responded and grabbed her. By the time I ran down, she was about 200 yards south. That’s how fast she was moving,” explained Clint, who first ran onto the jetty to check on the location of Amy. Initially, she was only about 50 yards south of the inlet. Once he knew that he couldn’t get her in time, he alerted the Coast Guard. The first aid dive team and Point Beach Fire Department also responded to the scene, along with a significant number of police officers. For the full story, you can check it out here.
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