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Nearly 200 Rescued Over 2 Days off Ocean City Beach

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Aerial view of the Ocean City coastline. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16) Aerial view of the Ocean City coastline. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16)

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP)- 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 produced the numerous rescues.
    
Ocean City Beach Patrol Capt. Butch Arbin said that on Sunday several swimmers had to be hospitalized, and an ambulance was called for three people who were pushed against rocks. On Monday, rip currents continued to prompt lifeguards to intervene, though no major incidents were reported.
    
Arbin says 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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