A 3-year-old child was flown to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune as a precaution after nearly drowning at the 75th Street Bay Beach in Harvey Cedars Tuesday.

Authorities said the child was found face down and swallowed water, but never lost consciousness.

Harvey Cedars Officer Anthony Abbatemarco and Chief Tom Preiser responded to the scene and were assisted by the Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol and the Barnegat Light First Aid Squad.