A mother from Berks County, Pennsylvania drowned trying to rescue her three children from the waters off the Jersey Shore, officials said.
Fire, police and rescue units were deployed to the 18th Street Beach at 3 p.m. Tuesday after a 911 call reporting four swimmers in distress.
According to the North Wildwood Fire Department, the swimmers were a family of four from Wernersville on vacation.
Officials said crews were able to rescue two boys, ages 8 and 10, and a 19-year-old woman.
Emergency responders found the fourth victim, a 49-year-old woman, face down about 150 yards off the shoreline.See 6abc
Mother trying to rescue 3 children drowns in North Wildwood, officials say