Another visitor from out of town has drowned at the Belmar beach, and when i see these horrible tragedy unfold before my eyes i always wonder why there are more so many lifeguards on duty at 9am each morning on every beach and there are at best a handful of swimmers at that early hour of the beach day , and then at the end of the day. the guards at all these beaches on the Jersey Shore go off duty or move to a skeletal sized lifeguard crew.There are on some nights more swimmers, in the ocean at 6,7,8pm than there were for the first 2 hours of the morning, something needs to change and i am not sure it would have saved the swimmer.The beaches are free for everyone after 5pm .
According to the report, Luis Rivas, 40, of Bayonne, was getting out of the water with help from bystanders. Belmar’s volunteer Water Rescue Team found his brother Julio Rivas, 45, of Queens, N.Y, unconscious, the report said. He was pronounced dead at Jersey Shore University Medical Center at 9:33 p.m., the report said