TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The rip current risk is easing along the New Jersey coast as Hurricane Cristobal moves deeper into the North Atlantic after a week that saw the death of a swimmer.

The National Weather Service says there’s a moderate risk for rip currents on Friday as the Labor Day holiday weekend gets underway. But swimmers should still be cautious.

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Rough surf and strong rip currents are blamed for the death of a 17-year-old at Sandy Hook.

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Sarmard Rizvi was knocked down by a wave and carried into the surf at an unguarded beach on Tuesday. Dozens of lifeguards recovered the South Plainfield resident, who died at a hospital on Wednesday.

Lifeguards along the Jersey shore have been busy with rescues all week as Cristobal whipped up waves.

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