Two Rescued From Capsized Boat In Shark River Inlet

Pennsylvania men refused medical attention from Coast Guard

The Coast Guard rescued two people from the hull of a capsized boat in the mouth of the Shark River early Sunday morning.

Rescued were Lee Cuong, 41, from Lester, PA, and Hai Lee, 42, from Upper Darby, PA.

"A Belmar Police Department member notified Coast Guard watchstanders of the distress via VHF-FM radio hail at 2:21 a.m., reporting two people waving their arms from the 19-foot boat’s overturned hull," read a press release issued by the Coast Guard.

"A 25-foot Response Boat – Small crew from Station Shark River arrived on scene at 2:28 a.m., rescued the people and transported them back to the station. The boaters declined medical attention," the press release stated.

"The Coast Guard reminds all mariners that a vessel can capsize very quickly. There may not be time to put on a life jacket or hail for help. Please wear a lifejacket whenever on the water. In addition, keep a registered emergency position indicating radio beacon aboard your vessel so rescue crews can pinpoint your location in an emergency," said Petty Officer 1st Class Jason McDonnell, a crewmember from the station.


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