Coast Guard, state, locals rescue 5 after boat capsizes near Barnegat Inlet

Source: United States Coast Guard

Coast Guard, state, locals rescue 5 after boat capsizes near Barnegat Inlet

BARNEGAT INLET, N.J. – The Coast Guard, along with state and local responders, rescued five people from the water Sunday after their personal boat capsized at the entrance to Barnegat Inlet.

At approximately 6:57 p.m. Sunday watchstanders at Sector Delaware Bay were informed that a vessel had capsized, stranding six people in the water. 

A 29-foot Response Boat – Small crew and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew launched from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Inlet to assist the stranded boaters. Coast Guard boat crews rescued three people, an off-duty lifeguard rescued two and the remaining boater swam to shore.

New Jersey State Police personnel, Tow Boat crews, and a good Samaritan also assisted with rescue efforts.

All five rescued boaters were transported ashore to awaiting emergency medical services personnel. The survivors were reported to be in stable condition.

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