Gilberto Mendez Obituary, A Cherished Soul Has Died

Gilberto Mendez Obituary, Death – Belmar authorities have identified the victim of Sunday’s tragic drowning incident as Gilberto Mendez Jr., a 42-year-old resident of Roselle Park in Union County. The incident unfolded on the evening of Sunday when a distress call was made in response to swimmers encountering difficulties near Belmar’s Sixth Avenue beach.

Upon receiving the distress call at 6:06 p.m. on Sunday, the Belmar Police responded promptly to the scene. Upon arrival, they found multiple Belmar lifeguards and water rescue personnel already in the water, engaged in the rescue efforts. They successfully rescued five swimmers from the turbulent waters.

Tragically, one swimmer was found unresponsive in the water near the Fifth Avenue beach. Swift action was taken to retrieve this individual, who was subsequently transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center located in Neptune. Additionally, two other swimmers who were also facing distress were transported to the same medical center for further medical evaluation and care.

The loss of Gilberto Mendez Jr. in this tragic incident is a deeply saddening and heartbreaking event. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. The pain of such a loss is immeasurable, and we hope they can find strength and support from their community and friends to cope with their grief.

The incident serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of water safety, particularly in areas prone to challenging currents and conditions. It is crucial to adhere to safety guidelines, respect warnings issued by lifeguards and local authorities, and exercise caution when entering the water, especially during adverse conditions.

As the community mourns the loss of Gilberto Mendez Jr., may his memory serve as a reminder to cherish every moment of life and to prioritize safety when enjoying recreational activities near water bodies.

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