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Five People Rescued After Boat Capsizes Near Barnegat Inlet

Screen Shot 2022-08-08 at 22.43.04image of Barnegat Inlet courtesy of The Army Corps of Engineers


BARNEGAT INLET, N.J.(August 8, 2022)-- – The Coast Guard and state and local responders rescued five people from the water Sunday after their personal boat capsized at the entrance to Barnegat Inlet.

At approximately 6:57 p.m. Sunday, watchstanders at Sector Delaware Bay were informed that a vessel had capsized, stranding six people in the water. 

A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew launched from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Inlet to assist the stranded boaters. Coast Guard boat crews rescued three people, an off-duty lifeguard rescued two, and the remaining boater swam to shore.

New Jersey State Police personnel, Tow Boat crews, and a good samaritan also assisted with rescue efforts.

All five rescued boaters were transported ashore to awaiting emergency medical services personnel. The survivors were reported to be in stable condition.