Coast Guard responds to capsized boat in Delaware Bay

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard is in the process of transferring one individual to Atlantic City Medical Center Mainland in Pomona, N.J., today after he was pulled from a capsized boat in the Delaware River.

The gentleman’s status is unknown at this point.

The Coast Guard originally received a report of the capsized boat at about 10:15 a.m. today.

Two survivors were picked up by a Good Samaritan on scene, and one person was trapped underneath the boat. A diver from the Fortescue Fire and Rescue Dive Team removed the gentleman from the boat, and a Coast Guard helicopter crew is transporting him to Atlantic City Medical Center Mainland in Pomona.

It was originally reported that four people were aboard the boat at the time it capsized, which proved to be false. Only three people were aboard at the time.

The two individuals who were rescued by the Good Samaritan were taken to awaiting EMS personnel at shore.

The boat is being salvaged by Sea Tow.

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