15-year-old boy drowns and 5 others are rescued on a New Jersey beach


A 15-year-old boy fatally drowned and at least five other people had to be rescued on a New Jersey beach over the weekend, authorities said.

The incident unfolded at Sandy Hook Beach B on Sunday just after 4 p.m. ET, Gateway national recreation public affairs specialist Daphne Yun said Monday.

Beach B is an unguarded area where swimming is not allowed, Yun said.

At least six people were pulled from the water and five were taken to medical centers, including the teenager, who was pronounced dead after arrival. One person refused to be taken to a medical center for treatment, Yun said.

The identity of the teenager who died was not immediately clear until early Monday morning.

The ages and conditions of the other four people taken to medical centers were also not clear.

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