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August 15, 2007
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N.J. officer makes daring save in rough water

Related: Taking the plunge: Water safety that could save your life
By Margaret F. Bonafide
The Asbury Park Press

LAVALLETTE, N.J. — When Patrolman Michael Monica arrived at the President Avenue beach, he was focused on one thing: A woman was caught in the throes of a rip current, and he was going to save her.

Monica, who was responding to a 911 call that came in about 7:15 p.m. Monday, grabbed his flotation torpedo from the car and met John Meeker of Howell on the beach. Meeker, 52, said his wife, Susan, 51, had gone into the water and was caught in the rip current, according to police. John Meeker had tried to help his wife to shore but the current pulled her away, he told the officer.

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