Coast Guard rescues man and dog from skiff aground in Hammock Cove, NJ

5th Coast Guard District NewsRIGANTINE, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued a 67-year-old man and his dog from a 12-foot skiff aground in Hammock Cove here at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday.

The man used his cell phone at approximately 8:40 p.m. to call the Brigantine Police Department and report he and his dog were hunting and unable to get their skiff out of the marsh due to low tide.

The distress was relayed to watchstanders at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene and hoisted the man and his dog into the helicopter and transported them to the air station to awaiting family. Both were reported to be in good condition.

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