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Coast Guard Rescues 6 Near Barnegat

Six people were rescued by the Coast Guard in two separate incidents Friday morning. Both occurred near Barnegat.

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, N.J., medevac a head injury victim, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. The 47-year-old man was a passenger aboard a 21-foot center console boat that ran aground in Oyster Creek, in the Barnegat Bay. U.S. Coast Guard photo
Crew members from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light medevac a head injury victim (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders were contacted at approximately 5:30 a.m. about a disabled sailboat 25 miles offshore from Barnegat Light. A crew responded and towed the sailboat and four-person crew ashore.

Three hours later, the Guard learned of a boat that ran aground in Oyster Creek. The passenger injured his head and was in need of medical assistance. Both men were medevaced to a Coast Guard station, where the patient’s care was transferred to an ambulance crew.

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