- Associated Press - Sunday, June 26, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say an Atlantic City firefighter and a police officer rescued a Trenton woman who nearly drowned in the ocean after getting caught in a rip current.

Officials were notified around 7:30 p.m. Saturday that three people had been swept out by the current and were in distress. But acting Battalion Chief Kurt Marrone told The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/2961bJB) that two people were already safe on a jetty when he arrived a short time later.

Marrone saw Tai’ay Conn going under the water, so he jumped in and grabbed her. But they were soon struck by a wave that smashed them against the jetty.

City police officer Patrick Finegan jumped in and pulled out Marrone and Conn. He also helped two people who ended up in the ocean while trying to help the responders.

Finegan and Conn refused medical treatment.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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