Coast Guard crew rescues man near Brigantine, N.J.

BRIGANTINE, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued a 47-year-old male Tuesday near the Brigantine Bridge in Brigantine Bay after his Jet Ski ran aground.

Medevaced was Robert Cook of Egg Harbor City, N.J.

The Coast Guard received a call at 7:51 p.m. from Cook reporting he was aground, but his cell phone had limited power.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., arrived on scene but was unable to reach Cook due to shallow water.

A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City arrived on scene and transported Cook to the air station were he was met by family members.

No injuries were reported.

Cook was wearing a life jacket.

“The important lesson to learn here is to check tides and plan your route,” said Joseph Hartline, a search and rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia. “Being prepared for all situations can make a difference.”

For more information on tides and forecasts for your area, please visit the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Association websites.

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