One woman is in critical condition and another woman suffered a broken leg after a water rescue at Rhode Island Avenue beach in Atlantic City Monday evening.

The women were swimming near the jetty shortly before the police were called.

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Lifeguards had gone off duty minutes before a 911 call was placed at 6:08 p.m. A severe thunderstorm approaching the area made the rescue more challenging for emergency responders, the report said.

The woman is in critical condition at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.