Heavy rains this week are the culprit for beach closures and advisories as high bacteria levels from runoff are detected across the shore.

Three beaches were closed yesterday, all along the Toms River and 31-other beaches were issued advisories.

Any beach where an advisory is issued is tested again the next day and testing continues until the bacteria level falls under the threshold.

See the list of affected beaches at

An incredible ocean rescue on the Jersey Shore involving lifeguards in the right place at the right time along a stretch of water in Brick Township not heavily monitored.

Three lifeguards out for a physical training run Monday heard a girl's cries for help.

Even though they had no equipment, lifeguard Brett Tusinac says they swam about 50 yards to pull the 10-year-old girl ashore after some initial confusion.

"I thought she was just waving regularly, to say hi, but then I heard a little suttle scream for help," said Tusinac. "Once I heard that, I threw off by sunglasses and my hat and went right in."

Nearly a dozen children have drowned in New Jersey since mid-June.

With more and more young people getting hooked on opioids and heroin, we're seeing a growing number of drug treatment programs in jersey specifically designed for kids.

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