Coast Guard rescues 3 near Little Egg Harbor, N.J.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued three people today aboard a disabled 20-foot boat near Little Egg Harbor, N.J.

The Coast Guard received a call at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday from a crewmember aboard the boat, stating they had run out of gas.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, N.J., arrived on scene and towed the boat and its crew to Beach Haven Yacht Club.

“Boaters are always encouraged to be prepared when they go out on their boat,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Trista Fisher, a search and rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia. “This includes ensuring they have proper safety and communications equipment and enough fuel to reach their destination safely.”

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