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Coast Guard Rescues Surfer And Three Beach Patrol Trapped In OC Inlet

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - A surfer and three members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol were rescued by The Coast Guard, after getting stuck in the inlet Thursday afternoon,.

According to the The Coast Guard, beach patrol was trying to help a surfer, who had been carried off to the inlet by a storm current.

Two 47-foot Motor Life Boat crews, who were already doing heavy weather training, were diverted to the scene.

Crews got to the scene about 10 minutes after receiving the call, and retrieved the surfer and beach patrol members.

Peter Tomlin of the Ocean City coast guard warns- though storm waves are tempting for surfers - they should stay out of them. 

"What we ask people to take into consideration is that when they're out there surfing, they are risking their lives, which is completely up to them.  But at the same time, if something happens, like it did yesterday, they're not only risking their lives, but in this case, the lives of the beach patrol swimmers," says Tomlin.

Tomlin adds, everyone should always consult with lifeguards on duty to get a sense of what the water conditions are before entering the ocean

No injuries were reported.

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