UPDATED! Video: Coast Guard aircrew hoists 2 people from grounded fishing vessel in Barnegat Inlet, New Jersey

The Coast Guard hoisted two people to safety after their vessel ran aground at the Barnegat Inlet Jetty in Barnegat, New Jersey late Wednesday night. A passenger (passenger?) aboard the grounded 53-foot fishing vessel Bay of Isle contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light and reported that they had run aground and began taking on water. Due to the location of the grounded vessel, it was determined that a boatcrew from Station Barnegat Light would not be able to reach them and evacuate the passengers. Video, >click to read/watch< 12:05

  Two Rescued From Wooden Boat Off South Jetty in Barnegat Light – Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light got the distress call via 911 at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, that the Bay of Isles was taking on water, said Operations Petty Officer Graham Sahli. Two men on board were airlifted from the boat by Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. >click to read< 19:33

Concern Builds Over Potential Leak From Wrecked Fishing Boat in Inlet – The U.S. Coast Guard said late Thursday night that the condition of an overturned commercial fishing boat at the Barnegat Inlet jetty had deteriorated, raising concerns that hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel on board could begin to leak. photo’s >click to read< 12:41 05/08

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