Coast Guard responds to dive accident off NJ coast

5th Coast Guard District NewsMANASQUAN INET, N.J. — The Coast Guard responded to a dive accident approximately 20 miles off the New Jersey coast here Sunday.

Coast Guard watchstanders at Station Manasquan Inlet received a radio hail via VHF-FM channel 16 at 10 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the commercial dive vessel Gypsy Blood reporting a dive accident. The crewmember stated a man was unresponsive after a dive and was in need of medical assistance.

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew, including two emergency medical technicians, from Station Manasquan Inlet arrived on scene, went aboard the Gypsy Blood and conducted CPR while transiting back to the station. Upon arrival, the man was transferred to awaiting New Jersey EMTs and pronounced deceased.

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