Coast Guard rescues 3 near Barnegat Light, NJ

USCG file photo

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued three people after the 27-foot boat they were aboard began taking on water in the vicinity of Stouts Creek seven miles northwest of here, Monday.

Rescued were Jim Hollenbrach, 51, from Dayville, N.J., Ann Rapp, 45, from Dayville, N.J., and Ed Griffen, 38, from Forked River, N.J.

The Coast Guard received a report over VHF-FM channel 16 at 6:05 p.m. from the vessel.

A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light arrived on scene and took the people off the boat due to the boat being unstable and listing. The Coast Guard crew then took them to Lanoka Harbor Marina near Barnegat Light.

Tow Boat US arrived on scene and dewatered the vessel, took it in tow and moored it at Lanoka Harbor Marina.

No injuries were reported.

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