Coast Guard rescues 4 near Absecon Inlet, N.J.

ABSECON INLET, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued four people Friday near Absecon Inlet, N.J., after the 35-foot boat they were aboard ran aground.

The Coast Guard received a call at 2:43 a.m. from a crew member aboard the Tri-Sail reporting they had run aground.

A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., arrived on scene and hoisted two of the men and transported them to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City while a Coast Guard rescue swimmer stayed aboard the boat. The rescue helicopter crew returned to the boat and hoisted the remaining two men and the rescue swimmer aboard. The two men were transported to Station Atlantic City.

“The running lights were working and all the guys had life jackets and safety gear,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Tye Conklin, a rescue swimmer at Air Station Atlantic City. “There was a positive outcome because of all the safety gear they had aboard.”

There are no injuries reported.

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