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Kite surfer in distress rescued by Coast Guard boat

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The Coast Guard says a kite surfer in distress was rescued near Sandy Hook Bay.

According to officials, personnel standing watch at Station Sandy Hook were notified by someone ashore Sunday around 10:30 a.m.

A 29-foot small boat launched and was at the scene within 15 minutes.

Crew members brought the kite surfer safely aboard.

Officials said he was wearing a wetsuit and a life jacket.

He was brought back to Station Sandy Hook and is reported to have no medical concerns.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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