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IN THE TOWN BANK SECTION OF LOWER TOWNSHIP

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ--ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH 2020 THE LOWER TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIEVED A CALL FROM A CONCERNED CITIZEN ON THE BEACH IN THE AREA OF BEACH DRIVE AND DELFORD ROAD IN REGARDS TO AN OCCUPIED RAFT IN THE DELAWARE BAY THAT MAY BE IN DISTRESS. 
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LOWER TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT PATROL OFFICERS ARRIVED ON SCENE TO FIND AN APPARENT INFLATABLE RAFT APPROXIMATELY A QUARTER MILE OUT WITH TWO SUBJECTS IN THE AREA.  IT APPEARED THAT ONE SUBJECT MAY BE IN THE WATER AND STRUGGLING TO HANG ONTO THE RAFT. 
 
THE UNITED STATED COAST GUARD AND NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE MARINE UNIT WERE NOTIFED, AS WELL AS THE TOWN BANK FIRE COMPANY IN ORDER TO ATTEMPT TO RESCUE THE STRANDED RAFT. 
 
WITHIN MINUTES THE NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE MARINE UNIT FOUND THE RAFT AND RESCUED THE TWO SUBJECTS, IDENTIFIED AS SOPHIA GONCALVES (21 YEARS OLD) AND CROCCIFIXIOV TRESON-SMITH (22 YEARS OLD).  NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED AND BOTH SUBJECTS WERE SAFELY ESCORTED TO THE BEACH IN THE AREA OF SHORE DRIVE AND ADELPHIA ROAD. 
 
ASSISTING IN THE WATER RESCUE WERE THE TOWN BANK FIRE COMPANY, NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE MARINE UNIT, THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD, AND THE LOWER TOWNSHIP RESCUE SQUAD.

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