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Six Rescued From Boat Snagged on Barnegat Inlet Jetty

Crew, vessel saved after multi-agency effort

A 40-foot boat snagged on the sunken jetty of Barnegat Inlet. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo)
A 40-foot boat snagged on the sunken jetty of Barnegat Inlet. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo)
The U.S. Coast Guard, along with members of the New Jersey State Police and Sea Tow rescued six people from a boat that became snagged on the sunken portion of the north jetty of Barnegat Inlet on Saturday.

According to a statement from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, the 40-foot pleasure vessel became stuck on the jetty, which extends east from the visible jetty underwater.

The crew used dewatering pumps to keep the vessel seaworthy while the six people on board were rescued. In the end, the Coast Guard's statement said, both the crew and the vessel itself were saved.
OpticianAndy July 13, 2014 at 10:32 AM
I HAVE BEEN GOING THRU THAT INLET FOR 20 YRS WHTHER IN MY LITTLE 23 FT OR MY 57FT VIKING IF U KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING NO PROBLEM THE BENNYS AND SHOOBYS AND OUT OF STATERS SHOULD STAY IN THE BAY. BETTER YET THEY SHOULD STAY HOME
larry July 13, 2014 at 10:37 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weir
larry July 13, 2014 at 02:41 PM
Have to agree with Andy I have been running BI for over 40 years. You need to watch the weather and seas and what the tide is doing. As far as the low rocks. It is operator era if you go over them
Chuck Cumella July 13, 2014 at 05:58 PM
True about the inlet. If you know it and respect the seas and wind you will be ok
Sailor July 14, 2014 at 09:41 PM
Repeat after me: C ..... H .....A ..... R .....T ..... S or G ..... P .....S Glad everybody got off okay.

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