Good Samaritan rescues 3 near Shark River, N.J.

SHARK RIVER, N.J. – A good Samaritan rescued three people Sunday after the 20-foot boat they were aboard capsized 1 mile east of Shark River.

The Coast Guard received a call at 12:28 p.m. from a crewmember of the High Hope reporting they were taking on water. A good Samaritan from the boat Lady Gail Marie arrived on scene after the boat capsized and pulled all three people from the water with no injuries.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Shark River arrived on scene and transferred all three people to the rescue boat and transported them to the station where they were transferred to awaiting medical personnel.

All three people were wearing a life jacket.

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