Coast Guard rescues three boaters near Highlands

A Coast Guard boatcrew from Sandy Hook Station pulled three people out the the Sandy Hook Bay near Highlands this afternoon, according to a press release by the USCG.

While on routine patrol at approximately 2:30 p.m., the crew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small witnessed a nine-foot John boat overturn sending the passengers into the water.

The response boat immediately diverted to the scene and rescued the three people from the water.

The individuals were brought back to shore in Highlands.

There were no injuries reported.

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to keep a close eye on the water conditions and know the limits of your boat before heading out.

Posted: August 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Coast Guard rescues three boaters near Highlands”

  1. A Salimbene said at 12:58 am on August 20th, 2017:

    Semper peratus! Job well done CG Group SH Nj

  2. lou said at 12:34 pm on August 24th, 2017:

    kudo’s for the great job .but the boat is clearly not a flat bottom boat ,also there are alot of barnacles which suggests it’s kept in water ,the only places that would do this is a rental place . that being said who would rent that small a boat for three adults ? i have a 12 foot vee hull and would not consider taking any more then 1 adult or maybe 2 small children .