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WATCH: Coast Guard airlifts two from fishing boat after it runs aground

A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoists two fishermen from a grounded boat on the Barnegat Inlet Jetty in Barnegat, N.J., May 6, 2020.

U.S. COAST GUARD AIR STATION ATLANTIC CITY

By MATT GRAY | NJ Advance Media Group | Published: May 7, 2020

(Tribune News Service) — A Coast Guard crew rescued two people from a boat that ran aground at Barnegat Inlet Jetty on Wednesday night.

A passenger on the Bay of Isle, a 53-foot fishing vessel, contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light to report they had run aground and were taking on water, according to a Coast Guard press release issued Thursday.

Because of where the vessel was grounded, officials realized a boat crew couldn’t handle the rescue.

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An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City responded to assist.

The crew hoisted two from the boat onto the chopper and flew them to the air station.

No injuries were reported.

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