⛵ A sailboat struck a jetty returning to the Cape May Inlet

⛵ The Coast Guard rescued two boaters on board before it sank

⛵ A boat towing service tried to save the sailboat

CAPE MAY — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a pair of boaters after their sailboat hit a jetty and began to sink Sunday evening.

Only the tip of the 33-foot sailboat's mast remained above water at the Cape May Inlet Monday morning.

The Coast Guard deployed a rescue crew after getting a call from Cape May County Emergency Management around 9:45 p.m., according to a spokesman.

(Sea Tow Cape May via Facebook)
(Sea Tow Cape May via Facebook)

The Coast Guard said that the crew took two people off of the sailboat and sent them to a local fire department vessel for any potential medical treatment. There were no reported injuries.

A local boat towing company, Sea Tow Cape May, reportedly went to the site of the strike but was unable to save the vessel. The Coast Guard stayed at the scene until Sea Tow arrived.

The Cape May Inlet 5/22/23. (US Coast Guard 5th District)
The Cape May Inlet 5/22/23. (US Coast Guard 5th District)

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