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Hurricane Cristobal churns surf along Jersey shore

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 28 2014 06:49:57 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 28 2014 01:45:18 PM CDT

Hurricane causes riptide warning

TRENTON, N.J. -

The rip current risk remains high along the New Jersey coast as Hurricane Crisobal whips up waves that swept a teenager out to sea.

The National Weather Service said long period swells associated with Cristobal will continue to churn the ocean into Thursday evening.

Family members on Thursday will hold a funeral for the 17-year-old boy who died after he was rescued from the surf at an unguarded beach at Sandy Hook.

Relatives said Sarmard Rizvi was knocked down by a wave on Tuesday. Ali Rizvi said it was a heartbreaking scene once his cousin slipped.

Dozens of lifeguards recovered the South Plainfield resident, but he died at a hospital on Wednesday.