This Week In News Around Monmouth and Ocean Counties
Headlines and Patch stories you may have a missed this week.
Martell's Staff Rescues Boy from Rough Surf in Point Beach
Point Pleasant- Martell’s server Nick Haines never imagined he would go swimming in the ocean while red flags were out on Saturday.
Haines, a former lifeguard of eight years, was serving tables when he noticed people gathering on the beach, looking out towards the ocean, at about 6 p.m., which was about half an hour after lifeguards went off duty. Haines saw a swimmer bobbing in the ocean and getting pulled out further and further.
Read more on Point Pleasant Patch.
Remains That Washed Ashore in Avon 'Not Human'
Avon- A pile of debris and bones that washed ashore on Avon beach Sunday and sparked rumors they may be human remains were anything but, officials said Monday.
The Monmouth County Medical Examiner's Office determined the bones were not human, but did not specify their origin, according to county Assistant Prosecutor Mark LeMieux.
Read more on Manasquan-Belmar Patch.
Returning Home: Sgt. Carolan Gets a Surprise Silverton Welcome
Toms River- "They passed the mall!" came a chain of shouts from the start of the line, which snaked from Vincent Drive and a block around the corner to Silver Bay Road. The crowd comprised of officials, adults and small children alike passed the message along and craned their necks, and waited, listening for the blare of sirens.
Minutes later, more than 150 Toms River residents, friends and supporters of Marine Sgt. William P. Carolan began to clap, wave, cheer. The moment was about to begin.
TELL US: Where Did the Beach Go?
Little Silver / Oceanport- We all stepped away from the beach for a couple of days last week when the wicked storms blew through and came back to find the sea had taken a big bite out of our sand.
While most of the kids at Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion on Sunday had figured out how to use the new three-foot drops down to the ocean to their advantage — sliding down on their bottoms or boogie boards — grown ups were perched in their chairs puzzling over their new cliffside view.
Read more on Little Silver-Oceanport Patch.