Boat Capsizes off Sea Bright
Four people are expected to be okay after a 20-foot boat capsized off Sea Bright Sunday afternoon, sending them into the chilly Shrewsbury River, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook was launched around 3:30 p.m. after receiving a distress call from the boat operator about the vessel taking on water and needing assistance near the mouth of the river.
The Coast Guard arrived in a life boat about 20 minutes later as the boat capsized, pulling all four people out of the water. All of them were wearing life jackets.
“By having life jackets onboard, the vessel operator’s preparedness contributed to the success of the response, but it is important to have a working VHF-FM radio on board your vessel as a more reliable means of communications,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Osenbach, a search and rescue coordinator at Sector New York Command Center. “Our crews responded quickly to the call and aside from being a little cold the four people in the water are safe and are doing well.