High School Hero: Sean O’Callaghan’s Brave Rescue at Chadwick Beach

Sean O’Callaghan Chadwick Beach Rescue
Sean O'Callaghan recognized by Mayor Ravi Bhalla and the city of Hoboken Courtesy of Twitter.com (X)

Hoboken High School Senior Recognized for Heroic Act at Chadwick Beach

HOBOKEN, NJ – Sean O’Callaghan, a rising senior at High Tech High School and a member of the Hoboken High School Track and Swim Teams, was honored September 5th with an official proclamation from Mayor Ravi Bhalla of Hoboken for his act of bravery and heroism.

On July 8th, O’Callaghan, along with his lifeguard team at Chadwick Beach, NJ, responded swiftly to a dangerous situation when 12 young swimmers were caught in a deadly riptide. O’Callaghan’s quick thinking and training allowed him to personally save the life of one swimmer and assist in bringing another to safety.

The ceremony at City Hall was attended by Sean’s parents, Jen and Pat O’Callaghan, residents of the 5th Ward, as well as numerous members of the O’Callaghan and Perry families, who came out in support of their family member’s commendable actions.

Councilman Phil Cohen of Hoboken, who shared the news on his social media, expressed his admiration for the young hero. Cohen, a community volunteer and self-proclaimed hopeful Mets fan, emphasized the importance of recognizing such acts of bravery within the community.

The city of Hoboken takes pride in its young residents like Sean, who not only excel academically and athletically but also demonstrate a strong sense of responsibility and courage in critical situations.

Source: Information provided by Hoboken Councilman Phil Cohen (@PhilipHCohen).