Coast Guard crew rescues 1 near Barnegat Inlet, N.J.

BARNEGAT, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued a 63-year-old man from the water after the 20-foot boat he was aboard capsized a mile and a half east of Barnegat Inlet Monday.

The Coast Guard received a call at 9:05 a.m. from the man reporting his boat taking on water. The Coast Guard sent out an urgent marine information broadcast. A Good Samaritan aboard the Razzmataz heard the broadcast and arrived on scene to assist.

A Coast Guard rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, N.J., arrived on scene to assess the situation and the 20-foot boat capsized and sank in 45 feet of water.

The rescue boat crew recovered the man, who was wearing a life jacket, from the water and transported him to Coast Guard Station Barnegat.

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