WILDWOOD, NJ – A man from Philadelphia on vacation with his family in Wildwood left the city as a hero. Tyree Ward, an auto mechanic from Philadelphia, was visiting Wildwood last evening with his family and saved a young woman from drowning off of the Baker Avenue beach, according to the Wildwood Fire Department.
“Mr. Ward did not hesitate to enter the water and execute an effective rescue of the woman prior to the arrival of first responders. The woman was transported to the hospital by the Wildwood FD for evaluation,” the department said.
“Tyree Ward was in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason on the beach at 8 pm last night,” the department said. “The Wildwood Beach Patrol, Wildwood Police Department and the Wildwood Fire Department responded to Baker and the Beach to find Tyree performing a perfectly executed ocean water rescue of a 22 year old female who was drifting out to sea.”
“His quick response to help a person in distress saved a life. Tyree is a true American hero who made a difference in our community,” the department said. “Please leave Tyree some words of appreciation￼, as he certainly deserves them.”