Coast Guard rescues 3 jet skiers in Barnegat Bay, N.J.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued three jet skiers Sunday in Barnegat Bay, N.J., after they ran aground and failed to return home.

The Coast Guard received a call from a family member at approximately 8:30 p.m. after the jet skiers did not return from their trip. The family member stated that the people left their residence at Forked River at approximately 2:30 p.m. and headed east. The family member also stated that they did not have their cell phones, but they were wearing life jackets.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light along with a helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City located the jet skiers who had ran aground in Barnegat Bay.

The rescue boat crew was unable to reach the jet skiers because of shallow water; one of the people was complaining of chest pains.

The helicopter rescue crew hoisted all three people and transported them to Air Station Atlantic City where they were treated by emergency medical services and released.

The Coast Guard stresses the importance of having a float plan. A float plan states where you are going and how many people are aboard your boat, as well as destination and arrival plans. For more information on float plans, visit Float Plan Central.

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