Lifeguards pulled him aground and endeavored to resuscitate him, police said. He was taken to Monmouth Medical Center where he kicked the bucket.
Another beachgoer had attempted to safeguard the swimmer yet must be protected by lifeguards, police said.
Additional lifeguards were on obligation Saturday as a result of the warm climate.
Erin Higgins, 42, of Harriman, was swimming in the chest-profound water Wednesday evening with a companion when they obviously got in a tear ebb and flow, Asbury Park police said. She kicked the bucket the following day.