Coast Guard Rescues 3 Boaters Lost in the Fog

 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued two adults and a child today who reported they were lost in the fog near Little Egg Inlet while aboard their 24-foot pleasure craft this morning.

The Coast Guard received a call at 11:50 a.m. over marine radio requesting Coast Guard assistance. The three boaters had reportedly become disoriented in the fog and were without GPS.

A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light located the boaters by using the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 system.

Rescue 21 is a newly established search and rescue and command and control system, leveraging 21st century technology to boost search and rescue capability and better protect the nation’s coastal waterways and ports.

The three people were escorted by the rescue boatcrew into Little Egg Inlet.

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