SEASIDE PARK, N.J. — Summer-like weather and unguarded beaches made for a dangerous weekend at the Jersey shore, where three people died after being pulled from the rough surf. reports ( ) over 100 people had to be rescued over the weekend as Hurricane Maria churned off the coast and caused dangerous rip tides.

Lifeguards go off-duty at the shore after Labor Day. In Belmar, police were chasing bathers out of the water over the weekend, only to see them venture back in later on.

The National Weather Service is warning about high-risk rip currents at least through Wednesday afternoon, meaning they are potentially life-threatening. Waves on Tuesday could reach as high as 8 feet.

The service is issuing a rip current alert, and urges beach-goes to stay out of the high surf.

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