Coast Guard Rescues 3 near Highlands, NJ

NEW YORK - Three people were rescued by a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook near Highlands, New Jersey, on August 19, 2017. Their nine-foot John boat capsized sending them into the water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Sandy Hook)

NEW YORK – Three people are rescued by a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook near Highlands, New Jersey, on August 19, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Sandy Hook)

NEW YORK — A Coast Guard boatcrew rescued three people from a capsized vessel near Highlands, New Jersey, Saturday afternoon.

While on routine patrol at approximately 2:30 p.m., a crew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook witnessed a nine-foot John boat overturn sending the passengers into the water.

The response boat immediately diverted to the scene and rescued the three people from the water.

The individuals were brought back to shore in Highlands.

There were no injuries reported.

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to keep a close eye on the water conditions and know the limits of your boat before heading out.

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