TOMS RIVER — Seven people were rescued after a boat ran aground on Sunday night.

The boat ran aground in a marshy area in the Chadwick Island section of Toms River on the bay side around 9 p.m.

The impact ejected everyone on board but EMS units pulled everyone out of the water and transported them back to land.

One person was transported via medical helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, according to the Ocean Beach Volunteer Fire Co.

Toms River police referred questions about the incident to the State Police Marine Unit, which did not respond to New Jersey 101.5's request for more information.

A Toms River police car responding to the scene was struck in the side by a vehicle on Boca Raton Drive, according to Toms River police.

Police on Monday morning did not respond to New Jersey 101.5's request for an update on the officer's condition.

RELATED: 'Within a minute all was one' — Family's near-death experience on fishing boat

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at

Click here to contact an editor about feedback or a correction for this story.

15 sensational places to visit in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park

From amusement rides to all the boardwalk food and lots of water fun, Seaside Heights and neighboring Seaside Park have endured as a family friendly spot for all ages.

Along the way, the Seaside Heights Boardwalk and Casino Pier have been struck with tragic disasters - such as fire, Superstorm Sandy and another fire. Both have proven their resiliency through rebuilding and expansion.

Beautiful sunflower fields to visit in NJ 2022

Among reasons why the “Garden State” remains a fitting nickname for New Jersey — late summer means the arrival of sunflower season.

There are at least six fields, spanning the state. Some are in bloom as of early August, while others are planned to peak from late August to late September.

Calling or emailing before heading out is always advisable if weather appears to be an issue. 

Here's where NJ legal weed is sold

The number of recreational cannabis dispensaries continues to grow, with close to two dozen state approvals given since the first adult recreational sales in the state back in April. Here is where the open sites are located.

More From 92.7 WOBM