Jersey Shore cop wades into ocean to save distraught man

AVALON — An Avalon police officer waded into the ocean up to his chest early Sunday to rescue a man threatening to harm himself, authorities said.

Mark Glassford is sworn in as an Avalon police officer in 2008. (Avalon Borough photo)

Patrolman Mark Glassford went into the ocean after he and his partner encountered a distraught man along the 16th Avenue beach around 2:30 a.m., Avalon police said in a statement.

When the officers approached, the man yelled at Glassford an officer Matthew Ardelean ordering them to leave him alone.

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Source: Cape May

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