Coast Guard medevacs injured boater near Wildwood, NJ

5th Coast Guard District News
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a boater Saturday near Wildwood after the boat she was on ran aground.

A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May arrived on scene and transferred the 61-year-old to awaiting EMS personnel at Schooner Island Marina.

The woman reportedly suffered injuries to her collar bone and back. TowBoat U.S. re-floated the 28-foot boat, which was able to get underway under its own power.

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to wear life jackets, equip their boats with VHF-FM radios and file a float plan.

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