Despite warning signs, swimmers frequent high-risk Atlantic City beach - Atlantic County News - pressofAtlanticCity.com Mobile

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Despite warning signs, swimmers frequent high-risk Atlantic City beach

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Vernon Ogrodnek

J.B. Magee, an Atlantic City lifeguard from Brigantine, directs bathers in the water off Mt. Vernon Avenue in Atlantic City, a block away from where two people drowned this weekend. Lifeguards were keeping bathers to their waist and away from rip currents Monday.

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Atlantic City had its first fatalities on a guarded beach in at least three decades this weekend. This despite warning signs and extended lifeguard hours at one of the city's more popular - and dangerous - beaches.

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Vernon Ogrodnek

J.B. Magee, an Atlantic City lifeguard from Brigantine, directs bathers in the water off Mt. Vernon Avenue in Atlantic City, a block away from where two people drowned this weekend. Lifeguards were keeping bathers to their waist and away from rip currents Monday.