Drunk Jersey Shore Swimmer Attacks Lifeguards Who Rescued Him

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 27: People walk on the boardwalk on the first weekend of Jersey Shore beaches re-opening to the public on May 27, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.  The region continues to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the coastline. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Photo: Kena Betancur/2013 Getty Images

Ivan Rivera's decision to combine Seaside Heights' liquid pleasures — booze and the ocean — got ugly on Saturday evening, when a rip current pulled him out to sea. NBC New York reports that the two lifeguards who came to the rescue were somehow "put in jeopardy by Rivera's actions" and, once ashore, he also attacked two other lifeguards, striking one of them in the jaw. "He was clearly under the influence," said the Seaside Heights police chief. Rivera is being charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct, underage drinking, and living the Jersey shore dream.