Coast Guard performs multiple rescues off South Jersey

65 Traverse CityATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard performed multiple rescues Saturday and Sunday off South Jersey.

Several units were involved in the cases.

A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May towed a disabled sailboat Saturday. The sailboat broke down in the bay with one person aboard. With a freeze warning in effect, the boat crew used a 45-foot Response Boat—Medium to tow the sailboat to safety.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City launched at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday to search for two fishermen aboard a 23-foot boat, which was stuck in shallow waters off Brigantine. The helicopter crew hoisted the two mildly hypothermic men Sunday shortly after midnight and brought them to Air Station Atlantic City.

A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City responded to a report of the sailboat, Sovereign Subject, disabled approximately 21 miles offshore from Atlantic City with a man and a cat aboard. The man fell overboard and managed to get back on the Sovereign Subject while awaiting help. The 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew arrived on scene and brought the man and the cat aboard. An Air Station Atlantic City helicopter diverted from a training flight to hoist the man and transfer him to EMS personnel. The boat crew transported the cat and towed the Sovereign Subject to Farley State Marina in Atlantic City.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, as well as watchstanders from the 5th Coast Guard District in Portsmouth, Virginia, assisted with coordination efforts in these cases.

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