Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues 2 children stranded in marsh near Oyster Creek, NJ

5th Coast Guard District News
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued two children, ages 11 and 13, who were stranded in a marsh near Oyster Creek Saturday.

The children’s father contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City at about 8:20 p.m. to report the distress. He explained he had been fishing with his two sons before they departed the boat and became stranded after the tide went out.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City arrived on scene at about 9 p.m., hoisted the boys from the marsh and transported them to the Coast Guard air station. The boys were reported to be in good health.

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