Coast Guard responds to boat collision near Manasquan Inlet, N.J.

MANASQUAN, N.J. – The Coast Guard and local authorities responded to a boat collision Friday near the railroad bridge at the mouth of Manasquan Inlet, N.J.

One person is deceased and four people are injured.

The Coast Guard received a call at 7:39 p.m. from a Good Samaritan reporting a 15-foot boat with five people aboard collided with a 25-foot boat with two people aboard near the entrance of Manasquan Inlet. Four people from the 15-foot boat were thrown into the water. One person was reported unconscious and trapped on the boat.

A small boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet, a Sea Tow boat crew and a Good Samaritan arrived on scene and recovered all four people from the water.

Four people were taken to Union Landing Marina in Manasquan and transferred to emergency medical personnel. One person was transferred to the Monmouth County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Two people are reported to be in critical condition and two others are reported to be in good condition.

No injuries were reported of the two passengers aboard the 25-foot boat.

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