PRESS: SIX RESCUED OFF SANDY HOOK
The Asbury Park Press is reporting the rescue of six boaters after their vessel sank one mile off Sandy Hook yesterday afternoon.
According to the story, a good samaritan and the crew from and a crew from Sea Tow, a commercial salvage company, responded to a marine radio report of a vessel taking on water.
Together with a U.S. Coast Guard crew out of Sandy Hook, the two vessels pulled six people from the water, the Press reports, citing the Coast Guard as its source.
From the story:
Three of the six people were reportedly treated for minor injuries, exhaustion and the early stages of hypothermia, according to the Coast Guard.
Two of the six had been wearing life jackets, the Coast Guard said.
The boat sank, and is not posing a navigation hazard, authorities said.
“Had it not been for the quick action of the good Samaritans and the commercial salvage company, the situation could have taken a turn for the worst,” Lt.j.g. Elisabeth Murtha, Coast Guard Sector New York command duty officer said in a prepared statement. “Good Samaritans are an excellent volunteer source of assistance, and we hope that mariners are always looking out for each other while on the water.”
The Sea Bright First Aid Squad and Sandy Hook Park lifeguards responded to the Coast Guard station to attend to the boaters after they were brought ashore.