Police pulled the body of a man from the waters of Seaside Heights after the drowned on Saturday.
According to preliminary reports, at approximately 7:15 pm, officers responded to a 911 call at Fremont Avenue and the Beach for a male victim that was observed by the caller, to have been struck by a wave and was floating in the water.
According to a statement released by police, upon officers arrival, they observed the victim face down in the water approximately 30 yards out from the shoreline.
Three officers entered into the water reporting a strong rip current at the location where they had entered into the water. Seaside Heights along with Seaside Park Water Rescue Units responded and were able to locate and remove the victim from the water, Tri-Boro First Aid Units already set up on the beach, immediately initiated CPR on the male.
Police say the 44-year-old, New Brunswick man was pronounced at the scene.
The victim's wife and young son watched first responders from the beach during the incident.
Police officials say Seaside Heights Life Guards are on duty 9 am to 5 pm weekends only.