Coast Guard rescues clammer stuck in the mud

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued a man who was reported overdue while fishing in Grassy Sound near Cape May, N.J.

The Coast Guard received a telephone call at 8:20 p.m. Monday reporting a fisherman aboard a 12-foot clam boat had not returned to Utsch’s Marina in Cape May by sunset.

Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Cape May, Station Townsend Inlet and Air Station Atlantic City searched for the man.

The rescue boat crew from Station Townsend Inlet located the clammer, but the water was too shallow to reach him.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City hoisted the man from a marsh in Grassy Sound and transported him to Coast Guard Station Cape May.

The clammer was stranded in the mud when he left his boat while the tide went out.

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