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5th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: June 30, 2012

Contact: PADET Atlantic City

Office: (609) 813-3888

Coast Guard recovers 1 boater in Absecon Bay near Atlantic City, NJ

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard recovered a boater after the skiff he was aboard capsized in Absecon Bay in the vicinity of the Route 30 causeway bridge Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a call at approximately 3:20 a.m. from a member of the Brigantine Police Department reporting there was a capsized boat with three men aboard in Absecon Bay.

Two of the men made it to shore and were located by a member of the Brigantine Police. The other man was located by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and recovered unresponsive by the crew aboard a Response Boat - Small from station Atlantic City. The man was then transported back to the station and transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel.

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