1 dead after boat capsizes in Raritan Bay, Coast Guard officials say
Coast Guard officials say a person found unresponsive near an overturned vessel in Raritan Bay has died.
According to authorities, they received a VHF radio call Saturday around 10 a.m. from a good Samaritan reporting an overturned 21-foot vessel in Raritan Bay and one person in the water.
Officials say the caller was able to recover the unresponsive person and began CPR. Coast Guard boat crews from Sandy Hook and New York were dispatched, and a vessel arrived and took the victim to Monmouth Cove Marina.
The Coast Guard said the individual was later pronounced dead by Monmouth County emergency medical services.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.