Coast Guard medevacs boater, good Samaritan rescues another near Barnegat Light, NJ

5th Coast Guard District NewsBARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a person while a good Samaritan rescued another from a capsized 44-foot fishing vessel 10 miles east of here Wednesday.

Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Coast Guard watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon notification at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday from the fishing vessel Mandy Ness. The Coast Guard then issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light.

The crew of the fishing vessel Francis Ann heard the broadcast and arrived on scene where they rescued one of the two people.

The Dolphin crew arrived on scene, deployed their rescue swimmer and medevaced an unresponsive person from the water. The crew of the MLB conducted CPR on the unresponsive person until the helicopter crew could hoist and transport the person to the air station where the person was transferred to emergency medical personnel and transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus in Pomona. The person was pronounced deceased by the medical examiner at the hospital.

The incident is under investigation by the Coast Guard.

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