Coast Guard medevacs boater, tows disabled vessel over weekend in South Jersey

5th Coast Guard District News
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured boater and towed a disabled vessel during two seperate cases Saturday in South Jersey.

A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City medevaced a 41-year-old woman who fell while underway aboard the sailing vessel Anam Carra, reportedly injuring her collar bone.

She was transferred ashore in stable condition to awaiting EMS personnel at Station Atlantic City.

In a separate case, a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Small Townsend Inlet responded to a disabled 23-foot pleasure craft, which was reported to the Coast Guard by SeaTow as an unsafe situation involving a vessel dragging anchor toward the Townsend Inlet Bridge. The boatcrew from Station Small Townsend Inlet arrived on scene, took the disabled vessel in tow and safely brought it to homeport.

“The Coast Guard trains daily to ensure the highest possible level of readiness and proficiency,” said Lt. Eric Leese, law enforcement officer at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. “We are pleased with the outcome of these cases, and we remind boaters to always exercise caution while on the water.”

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