Coast Guard: 3 rescued from capsized vessel near Little Egg Harbor

The United States Coast Guard says a helicopter that was intended for training purposes had to be rerouted for the rescued.

Matt Trapani

Oct 9, 2023, 9:22 PM

Updated 251 days ago

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Three people are lucky to be alive after their boat capsized in Great Bay in Little Egg Harbor.
The United States Coast Guard says a helicopter that was intended for training purposes had to be rerouted for the rescue.
A commercial salvage team from TowBoatUS also tried to assist in the rescue, but the weather and shallow water prevented them from getting too close.
“They remained on-scene to maintain radio communications with the Coast Guard and monitor the situation,” a spokesperson for the Coast Guard wrote in a statement.
The spokesperson also stated, “When the Coast Guard helicopter crew arrived on the scene a rescue swimmer deployed into the water and worked with the helicopter crew to hoist all three mariners to safety.”
No injuries were reported.


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