Meet the good Samaritan hit with big ER bills after heroic ocean rescue

BELMAR – When Kristian Falkenstein charged into the surf during a particularly treacherous weekend for rip currents at the Jersey Shore last month, his only thought was reaching a swimmer clearly in distress.

He knew help would be coming, but feared the man might not survive until rescuers arrived.

“I couldn’t live with myself if I sat and watched the guy drown knowing I had the ability to do something about it,” said Falkenstein, a trained lifeguard who was playing volleyball in on the Fourth Avenue beach in Belmar on Sept. 23.

Falkenstein, of Newtown, Pennsylvania, said he was the first …read more

Source: NJ.com Monmouth

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