A 16-year-old surfer girl who rescued three men caught in a rip current on the Jersey Shore last week was honored by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday.
“A huge shout out to Point Pleasant’s Kayla Smith, whose heroic efforts saved the lives of three men caught in a rip current offshore in Bay Head last week,” the Democrat tweeted Monday.
“With her board, Kayla dove into the ocean and brought all three men back safely to shore.”
Smith was wrapping up her wave session on Sept. 26 when she saw the men struggling, according to News 12 Brooklyn.
“Two women ran up to me,” Smith told the
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