Diving Accident At Jersey Shore Claims Life Of Philadelphia Firefighter

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 58-year-old Philadelphia firefighter died after diving into shallow water at the Jersey shore.

Belmar lifeguards rescued Lee Scarborough as soon as he dove into the surf at the 10th Avenue beach last Wednesday.

Scarborough was pronounced dead Saturday at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

Lifeguard supervisor Bill Karatz told the Asbury Park Press Scarborough had sustained a neck injury.

Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • DocG

    You would think that a ” highly trained ” professional would know better than dive into the ocean, this is a prime example of what is protecting us in Philly !

    • Kyle Scarborough

      My dad actually has many career citations for pulling adults n children out of buring houses so dont even go there. My dad knew how to dive but hmm 12 people so far yhis summer hurt from the same injuries at the same place says something about the beach not my dad. How dare you come on here and say what you did about my father.

  • sheriff

    Helluva way to find out how deep the water is by diving in head first.

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