WILDWOOD, N.J. (Gloucestercitynews.net)— The Coast Guard responded to a boat collision that injured four passengers aboard two vessels on Sunset Lake near Wildwood, Monday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received the initial report of the accident from a good Samaritan at approximately 8:30 p.m.
A 29-foot Response Boat — Small boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Cape May launched to assist, and transferred two of the four persons aboard, while another two were taken aboard by a Tow Boat US vessel.
The four injured boaters were transported to Schooner Island Marina where local EMS were standing by to provide assistance.
"We effected a very quick response to the collision thanks to the timely report made by a good Samaritan," said Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Capestany, Command Duty Officer for the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Command Center. "Having the ability to call the Coast Guard in a critical moment can be the difference between life and death in some cases."