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Couple rescued in New Jersey after boat capsizes, sinks

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News
June 10, 2012 10:10:59 AM PDT
Emergency crews came to the rescue of a couple whose boat capsized and sank after it struck a log in waters off southern New Jersey this weekend. Emergency crews came to the rescue of a couple whose boat capsized and sank after it struck a log in waters off southern New Jersey this weekend.

The couple was riding in a 27-foot recreational vessel when the accident occurred late Saturday night in Ocean County. Authorities say the Coast Guard received a distress call around 11:30 p.m. and dispatched a rescue boat from its Point Pleasant Beach station and a helicopter from the Atlantic City station.

Meanwhile, local emergency response crews also responded to the area to help with the rescue. Officials say the couple, whose names were not disclosed, treaded water for about a half-hour overall before some firefighters were able to pull them to safety early Sunday.

But neither person was injured.

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