Coast Guard tows boat taking on water near Atlantic City

A Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat - Small

USCG File Photo

PHILADELPHIA-The Coast Guard helped dewater and tow a boat carrying six people near Atlantic City Sunday.

A good Samaritan with TowBoatUS notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City that a 17-foot recreational boat was taking on water in the Intracoastal Waterway north of Atlantic City at about 6 p.m.

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small and were on-scene at about 6:10 p.m.

The Coast Guard team took four passengers aboard the rescue boat, passed a dewatering pump to the operator and towed the boat to Great Bay Marina.

“Boaters who think their boat may be in jeopardy should call the Coast Guard immediately so we can assist,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Mary Doyle, a crewmember at Station Atlantic City. “Having a VHF radio allows us to get to boaters quickly and accurately.”

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