A New Brunswick man who drowned off the Freemont Avenue beach in Seaside on Saturday.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office identified the victim as Amajeets Parmar, 44, and said he was pronounced dead Saturday night by a physician at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Parmar’s wife, Sukhpreet, told police they came to the boardwalk for a day trip with their child but before they left Seaside for the day, Amajeets told his wife he wanted to go swimming.
The woman told her husband it was too cold, said spokesman Al Della Fave.
“The decedent stated he was going to go in and went down onto the beach, while Sukhpreet stayed on the boardwalk with their child and went shopping,” Della Fave said. “After a while she noticed police on the beach and realized something was wrong.”
His wife and young son watched from the beach as three Seaside Heights officers were joined by water rescue units entered the strong rip currents and tried to save him after a 911 call reported a man struck by a wave and floating in the ocean.
The body was recovered facedown in the water, about 30 yards from the beach.
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