Coast Guard rescues 6 people in crash off coast of Beach Haven, NJ
(Tribune News Service) — Six people were rescued early Sunday morning when their 30-foot boat struck a fixed navigational aid near Ham Island, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
A good samaritan called the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Command Center at about 12:18 a.m. to report hearing a large crash and calls for help, officials said.
A boat from the Coast Guard station in Beach Haven, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from the Coast Guard station in Atlantic City, a jet ski crew from Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department and Beach Haven Police Department shore crews responded.
The Beach Haven boat crew and the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department jet ski crew rescued the six boaters from the water. Each had sustained several unspecified injuries from the crash, officials said.
Emergency crews onshore took the boaters to various local hospitals. Local and state police could not immediately provide details on the victims and their injuries.
A marine safety broadcast was issued to mariners to be on the lookout for debris from the crash. Coast Guard crews are working to fix the navigational aid.
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