AVON-BY-THE-SEA, N.J. (PIX11) – A father drowned and his daughter was pulled from the water at a New Jersey beach Friday morning, officials said.
The tragic incident happened around 8:30 a.m. at the Sylvania Avenue Beach in Avon-by-the-Sea. A rescue team searched the waters for about 10 minutes before finding the girl and pulling her from the ocean, according to police. She was rushed to a hospital in unknown condition, authorities said.
The father, a 39-year-old man from Teaneck, was found submerged in the water around 10 a.m. He was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.
There were no lifeguards on duty at the time, officials said.
The investigation remained ongoing on Friday.