MANASQUAN — A fishing boat that struck a jetty partially sank in Manasquan Inlet on Tuesday night.

The Coast Guard told New Jersey 101.5 the fishing vessel Olivia Grace hit a jetty upon their return to the inlet. The boat became flooded as it headed for the dock, according to spokeswoman for the Coast Guard.

She said a rescue boat was launched by the Coast Guard to assist the crew with the Manasquan Fire Department. Two people on board were able to get off the boat without injury.

"Unfortunately, the dewatering efforts were insufficient and the vessel partially sank at the pier. Towboat is trying to salvage the vessel," the spokeswoman said. reported witnesses to the incident heard a loud bang when the boat hit the rocks.

The boat wound up docked at the Wharfside Seafood & Patio Bar, witnesses told

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