Coast Guard saves 2 boaters near Absecon Inlet, NJ

Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll)

Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll

PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard saved two people after their boat capsized two miles off Absecon Inlet, New Jersey, today.

Coast Guard Station Atlantic City received a report of a capsized 18-foot boat and two people in the water from the Atlantic City Police Department at 11:21 a.m.

Station Atlantic City launched two 29-foot response boat crews immediately after receiving notification.

Coast Guard crews rescued the two boaters from the water and transported them to EMS at Station Atlantic City at 11:52 a.m. Neither boater was reportedly wearing a lifejacket.

“The fast action of the response crews at Station Atlantic City helped these two individuals today, but boaters should always wear life jackets on the water.” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin Wilson, a crewmember at Station Atlantic City. “The maritime environment can be unpredictable and having a life jacket already on is one of the best ways to improve your chances if disaster strikes on the water.”

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