16-year-old surfer girl rescues three men caught in Jersey Shore rip current

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ – Kayla Smith, 16, of Point Pleasant is being hailed as a hero after she rescued three men caught in a rip current off the beach in nearby Bayhead.

Smith even got a shout out from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, “A huge shout out to Point Pleasant’s Kayla Smith, whose heroic efforts saved the lives of three men caught in a rip current offshore in Bay Head last week. With her board, Kayla dove into the ocean and brought all three men back safely to shore.”

The incident happened on Sunday near Howe Street Beach.

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