New Jersey Coast Guard has busy Fourth of July

 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – New Jersey-based Coast Guard units had an active Fourth of July holiday, including several medevac cases and the rescue of eight boaters whose boat ran aground in Baltimore.

  • An HH-65C Dolphin helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City hoisted a 20-year-old female Tuesday evening who was having difficulty breathing from a Navy training sailboat about 48 miles east of Cape May, N.J. The patient was transferred to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center here for treatment.
  • On HH-65C Dolphin helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City hoisted eight boaters Wednesday morning, including one pregnant woman and a 10-month-old child, after the boat they were on ran aground near Spesutie Island, Md. All eight boaters were taken to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Md., to awaiting medical personnel.
  • A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Cape May, transported a 20-year-old Navy sailor after he sustained a head injury while aboard a 44-foot Navy training sailboat. The sailor was transported to Cape May and was treated and released by awaiting medical personnel at the pier.
  • A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Cape May medevaced a 13-year-old male and a 19-year-old female after the boat they were on ran aground in Hereford Inlet, N.J., Wednesday afternoon. Both suffered minor injuries and were transported to awaiting medical personnel at Grassy Sound Marina in Wildwood, N.J.
  •  An HH-65C Dolphin helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City located a 23-year-old male today who was reportedly disoriented in Absecon Bay, N.J., and who was reported overdue by his father Wednesday evening. The aircrew located the man at about 6:45 a.m. today and directed the father, who was also searching by boat, to his son’s position in the bay. The father transferred his son to a local hospital for treatment. Boatcrews from the New Jersey State Police Department assisted in the search.

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