Coast Guard Rescues 2 After Boat Capsizes Off NJ Coast - FOX 13 News

Coast Guard Rescues 2 After Boat Capsizes Off NJ Coast

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BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. -

The Coast Guard and a Good Samaritan rescued two people Monday after their 31-foot boat capsized about eight miles east of Barnegat Light.

Two 47-foot motor life boat crews and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station deployed to help.

A Good Samaritan aboard a nearby boat, Jamaica II, told the Coast Guard that two people were in the water clinging to life rings. The Jamaica II rescued one person from the water, and one of the Coast Guard crews rescued the other person from the water.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Groth said having a radio saved the two people's lives: "Had they not been able to send out their position, their lack of life jackets could have been devastating. Always wear a life jacket, and have life rings readily available for worst case scenarios."

The captain of the capsized boat suspects it was hit by a series of waves that the bilge pump couldn't keep up with.

The Coast Guard also released video of the rescue. You can watch that in the embedded video play atop the page, or click here.

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