U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Man After Vessel Runs Aground Near Barnegat Light
The U.S. Coast Guard came to the rescue of an injured 62-year old man and tended to the others on his boat after it ran aground Saturday near Barnegat Light.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a report Saturday through one of their channels that a man from a grounded boat needed medical attention, according to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard.
The 62-year old man had suffered injuries to his ribs and arms after the 33-foot pleasure craft ran aground in the Oyster Creek Channel, near Barnegat Light.
The Coast Guard said that they sent a crew on a 29-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light to assist the boaters and a Special Marine Information Broadcast was then issued for the area.
After the injured boater was tended to on scene, the Coast Guard said that the boat-crew moved him to Station Barnegat Light and then from there EMS, brought him to Jersey Shore Medical Center for additional treatment.