2 Boaters Rescued After Boat Capsizes Off Barnegat
Two men were rescued after their boat capsized in rough seas off Barnegat.
Coast Guard officials tell the Asbury Park Press that the men made a mayday call around 8 a.m. Monday from their 31-foot Fountain powerboat. At the time, they were in waters off of Barnegat Light.
A 47-foot Coast Guard boat pulled one of the men to safety, while crew members from The Jamaica II, a Brielle-based party fishing boat, rescued the other boater. Their names were not released.
Both rescued boaters were “wet and cold,” but neither man was injured. But a second Coast Guard boat became disabled during the rescue after a small fire broke out on board.
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