The rip current risk remains high along the New Jersey coast as Hurricane Crisobal whips up waves that swept a teenager out to sea.
The National Weather Service said long period swells associated with Cristobal will continue to churn the ocean into Thursday evening.
Family members on Thursday will hold a funeral for the 17-year-old boy who died after he was rescued from the surf at an unguarded beach at Sandy Hook.
Relatives said Sarmard Rizvi was knocked down by a wave on Tuesday. Ali Rizvi said it was a heartbreaking scene once his cousin slipped.
Dozens of lifeguards recovered the South Plainfield resident, but he died at a hospital on Wednesday.