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Coast Guard rescue 3 from grounded vessel near Cape May, New Jersey

Coast Guard rescue 3 from grounded vessel near Cape May, New Jersey
Archive image: A Coast Guard aircrew member stands outside a MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) as the pilot and co-pilot go through pre-flight checks at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport in New York City on March 24, 2018.
The Airbus Helicopters MH-65 Dolphin is a twin-engine, single-rotor aircraft, and is certified for all weather and nighttime operations.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.​ — The Coast Guard rescue three mariners after their vessel ran aground approximately 28 nautical miles north west of Cape May, Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cape May received a relayed call from Cumberland County 911 dispatch regarding a 16-foot pleasure craft with three people aboard which ran aground near Back Creek.

The Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay diverted an MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City to the emergency scene.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew rescue three mariners after their vessel ran aground approximately 28 miles north west of Cape May, N.J., July 11, 2021.
The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City hoisted the mariners and transported them to Millville Executive Airport in New Jersey.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Tara Molle / U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City.

Once on scene, the MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew was able to safely hoist the three mariners and transported them back to the Millville Executive Airport, where they were landed.

No injuries were reported in none of the three mariners, who returned home safe.

​ -USCG-

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