A New Jersey teen who was rescued after being swept up in a rip current off of the Jersey shore on Monday has died, authorities say.
Kevin Searfoss, 18, of Rockaway was pronounced dead Monday night at the Monmouth Medical Center, hours after he was found unresponsive in the water near an unprotected stretch of beach after wading in with a friend, Sea Bright police say.
Searfoss and his friend were pulled out to sea by a rip current, and Searfoss' friend was rescued by lifeguards who overheard their shouting from up the beach.
It took another 20 minutes or so before Searfoss was pulled from the water. He was unresponsive, and lifeguards performed CPR before taking the man to the hospital.
Searfoss' death comes after experts warned of the possibility of rip currents along the shore, NJ.com reports.