Coast Guard and Good Samaritan rescues 5 near Long Branch, N.J.

LONG BRANCH, N.J. – The Coast Guard and a Good Samaritan rescued five people Sunday who were aboard a 36-foot boat one mile off the coast of here.

The Coast Guard received a call at 2:35 p.m. from a crewmember aboard the Chiokat reporting they were taking on water.

A Good Samaritan arrived on scene and assisted the crew of the Chiokat in dewatering their boat.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet, N.J., arrived on scene and assisted the Good Samaritan in dewatering the Chiokat.

A Boat U.S. towing crew arrived on scene and took the Chiokat and its crew in tow.

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