Coast Guard rescues injured boater off Jersey Shore
A woman with neck and head injuries was airlifted by a Coast Guard crew from a boat that ran aground off the Jersey Shore Sunday, officials said.
According to the Coast Guard, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a distress call from the 29-foot recreational vessel "Good Samaritan." The boat, carrying two people, ran aground near the Brielle railroad bridge around noon on Sunday, the Coast Guard said in a statement.
A small crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet responded and transported the female victim to the station where she was then transferred to emergency medical service personnel.
In addition, officials say Towboat U.S. also responded and took a man who reportedly felt ill to Hoffman’s Marina, where EMS crews gave him medical attention.
The Coast Guard is in the process of making plans to remove the 23-foot center console boat from where it ran aground. Officials say it does not pose a navigational hazard.
“Holiday weekends are typically a time where there are a lot of boaters on the water,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Kate Zanickrowsky. “Boaters are reminded to exercise caution on the water, keep a close eye on their speed and always wear their lifejackets.”
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