MANASQUAN — Lifeguards in one Jersey Shore community got quite a workout on Wednesday.

According to, lifeguards rescued 14 people from the ocean, including 10 children.

Earlier in the day, weather officials, including New Jersey 101.5 Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow, warned beachgoers of the high risk of rip currents due to Hurricane Gert. Zarrow said Thursday's threat is moderate.

Some municipalities, including Manasquan, extended their lifeguard hours, according to a News 12 New Jersey report.

If caught in a rip current, relax and float. If possible, swim parallel to the shore in order to get free of the current.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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