ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Waves are taking a toll on
swimmers at the Jersey shore this summer.
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center says the 24 ocean injuries treated at its
trauma center in Atlantic City this summer are more than double the number
treated last year.
AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute director Monica Titus tells The Press of
Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/P0ALox ) spinal
cord injuries are the leading diagnosis.
Titus says six of the eight spinal cord injuries recorded during the last
week of July involved swimmers.
Beach patrol captains say waves crashing close to shore, larger crowds and
older swimmers are among the factors that lead to more injuries