Coast Guard crew rescues 3 near Greenwich, N.J.

GREENWICH, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued three people from the water after the 16-foot rowboat they were aboard capsized in the Cohansey River near Greenwich, N.J., Wednesday.

The Coast Guard received a call at 3:30 p.m. from a member of Greenwich Township 911 dispatch reporting a capsized rowboat and three people in the water.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Fortescue, N.J., arrived on scene and rescued all three people and transported them to Hancock Harbor Marina in Greenwich where they were transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel.

Two people were transported to Vineland Regional Medical Center in Vineland, N.J., for evaluation.

“The people had a cell phone with them that made it possible to call for help,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Custis, a crew member at Station Fortescue. “Always make sure you have a way of communication whether it be a cell phone or radio with you when going out on the water.”

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