MIDDLETOWN — A man died after being rescued from the water at Sandy Hook on Sunday.

National Park Service spokeswoman Daphne Yun said the man swam to a sandbar after 6 PM when the guards go off duty for the day.

Get our free mobile app

The man struggled while swimming back to shore and several people on the beach rescued him from the water.

Rangers and EMTs transported him to Monmouth Medical Center, where he later died, Yun said.

Swimming is only allowed in guarded areas when lifeguards are on duty between 10 AM and 6 PM according to the park's rules.

Census 2020: The 20 biggest places in New Jersey

A countdown of the 20 most populous municipalities in New Jersey, as measured by the 2020 Census.

Parkway stops getting renamed after these NJ greats

Some of New Jersey's most iconic figures are getting their names on something other than awards or gold records: Garden State Parkway rest stops.

Most Expensive House For Sale in Atlantic County

Located on Bayshore in Margate, the 8,200+ square foot home is listed at $7.9 million. The home has seven bedrooms, eight baths, and 324 feet of total bay frontage. Outside, it has 2,500 square feet of deck space, a pool, and four boat slips. Property taxes for the home were $49,920 last year.