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63-Foot Boat Sinks in Delaware Bay near Cape May NJ; One Man Dead

Coast Guard Press Release December 24, 2010

CAPE MAY, N.J. - The Coast Guard rescued one man after the 63-foot boat he was Cg heli and boat aboard sank seven miles south of Cape May Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a call at 1:35 a.m. from a member of the New Jersey State Police reporting a boat with two people aboard was taking on water.

A MH-65 rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., and 47-foot Motor Life Boat crews from Coast Guard Stations Cape May and Indian River Inlet, Del., arrived on scene.

The boat crew from Indian River located both men and reported one was responsive and one was unresponsive. The crew brought the responsive man aboard and the rescue helicopter crew hoisted him aboard the helicopter.

The unresponsive man was unable to be recovered.

The responsive man was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City for treatment.

He is in critical condition.