LONG BRANCH, New Jersey — Coast Guard crewmembers rescue three people after their vessel began taking on water 3 nautical miles east of Long Branch, Sunday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received the initial notification from the Monmouth County 911 dispatcher at 9:14 A.M. that three people aboard a sinking vessel were in need of assistance.
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet was dispatched to the scene along with an MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, which was diverted from a seach and rescue training.
The rescue swimmer was lowered from the helicopter and helped all three people climb aboard the Motor Lifeboat. They were transported to Shark River Marina.
The three persons rescued was translated in good conditions, no injuries or medical concerns were reported. All sinking vessel crew members were wearing life jackets.
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