SHIP BOTTOM, NJ – A 22-year-old lifeguard from Barnegat ran over two teenage girls who were laying out on the beach in Ship Bottom. The girls, ages 14 and 15 were rushed to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Both have since been released to their parents. The pair was on a beach, which officials say remains closed to anyone but local residents and claim the girls were from Pennsylvania. The incident happened around 1 pm on Wednesday near the 26th street beach entrance. The lifeguard was charged with reckless driving. The Ship Bottom Beach Patrol station is nearby where the incident occurred.
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