Coast Guard crews rescue man near Cape May, N.J.

USCG file photo

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued one man after the 63-foot boat he was aboard sank seven miles south of Cape May Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a call at 1:35 a.m. from a member of the New Jersey State Police reporting a boat with two people aboard was taking on water.

A MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., and 47-foot Motor Life Boat crews from Coast Guard Stations Cape May and Indian River Inlet, Del., arrived on scene.

The boat crew from Indian River located both men and reported one was responsive and one was unresponsive. The crew brought the responsive man aboard and the rescue helicopter crew hoisted him aboard the helicopter.

The unresponsive man was unable to be recovered.

The responsive man was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City for treatment.

He is in critical condition.

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