ATLANTIC CITY – A father died Monday morning after attempting to rescue his child from drowning.
At 9:32 a.m., Atlantic City first responders—including police, fire, beach patrol and EMS—responded to a report of a drowning child at the New Jersey Avenue beach. The boy’s father went in the water to save him.
The 11-year-old boy was able to make it to shore, and was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Former police officer Jim Glorioso Jr. from Amsterdam, New York, took a boogie board out and located the father, who had gone under water. Both he and the father were assisted to shore, where emergency crews began CPR on the father.
He was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, where he died.
“The Atlantic City Beach Patrol was off duty at the time of this incident. Upon hearing of the need for assistance, they immediately responded from a nearby beach tent,” an official press release said.