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WILDWOOD — Two swimmers were rescued form the ocean Saturday afternoon by local firefighters and Beach Patrol members, the Fire Department said.

Rescuers responded at 3:08 p.m. to the beach near Youngs Avenue.

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Firefighters Nick Palmer and Tina Sacco entered the water with rescue cans and swam toward the victims before being joined by Fire Chief Daniel Speigel. The Beach Patrol then arrived at the scene, and Capt. Ed Schneider and Lt. Steve McGuinn entered the water with rescue boards, according to a release from Deputy Fire Chief Ernie Troiano III.

Palmer and Sacco reached the swimmers, one male and one female, who were holding onto a child’s boogie board well beyond the breakers of the unguarded water, Troiano’s release stated.

The victims were placed on rescue boards and brought in by Speigel and McGuinn at 3:25 p.m., Troiano said. Both were treated by emergency medical personnel at the scene.

The 27-year-old woman was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center for further treatment. No age was given for the male victim, and no names were disclosed.

All units cleared the scene at 3:48 p.m., Troiano said.

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