Coast Guard rescues 3 near Manasquan, NJ

A 47-foot rescue boatcrew

USCG file photo by Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangem


MANASQUAN INLET, N.J.- The Coast Guard rescued three people from the water after their 64-foot fishing boat capsized here, Wednesday.

Rescued were William Hill, 38, from Brick, N.J., Matthew Morris, 19, from Point Pleasant, N.J., and William A. Lewis, 30, from Marshallberg, N.C.

The Coast Guard received a call over VHF-channel 16 at 4:53 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the Atlantic Traveler reporting their hydraulic hose broke, they lost their clutch and steering during their transit and were drifting towards the rocks.

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet arrived on scene and took all three people out of the water and transported them safely to the station.

No injuries were reported.

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