A dramatic rescue unfolded on Saturday night around 5:45 p.m. in Cape May, New Jersey, when emergency workers and lifeguards formed a human chain in a successful effort to rescue a swimmer.
It was a moment that came after three swimmers were pulled out of the water, and a fourth still needed assistance. That fourth person was reportedly attempting to rescue the others when accidentally getting caught up in the waves.
When rescue workers arrived at the scene, members of the beach patrol, the local fire department and lifeguards all worked together to form a human chain to successfully bring the individual back to the shore.
A statement on the Cape May Fire Department Facebook page, which included a photo of the scene, noted that the water rescue unfolded at Beach Ave. and Philadelphia Ave.
“Cape May Fire Department placed two rescue swimmers into the water,” the statement read.
The text continued, “Shortly there after Cape May Beach Patrol arrived on location and placed several lifeguards into the water, Fire and Beach Patrol members formed a human chain and brought the victim back to shore.”
The victims were sent to Cape Regional Medical Center after the incident.
As Faithwire reportedly earlier this summer, this isn’t the first time a human chain has saved a swimmer.