TOMS RIVER — Three people were rescued after a boat ran aground on Sunday night.

The boat, operated by John P. Boyle III, 58, of Bedminster with 8 people on board ran aground in a marshy area in the Chadwick Island section of Toms River on the bay side around 9 p.m.

The EMS units pulled all out of the water and transported them back to land, according to State police Trooper Charles Marchan.

One person was transported via medical helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, according to the Ocean Beach Volunteer Fire Co.

Marchan said three passengers sustained minor injuries; Boyle sustained moderate injuries; and one was seriously injured. Three occupants were not injured at all.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation.

A Toms River police car responding to the scene was struck in the side by a vehicle on Boca Raton Drive, according to Toms River police.

Police on Monday morning did not respond to New Jersey 101.5's request for an update on the officer's condition.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story should have said that three boat passengers were ejected. The number of injured has also been updated.

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