3 rescued from boat that ran aground on Spring Lake jetty

    Three people were rescued after a boat ran aground on a jetty in Spring Lake Friday night.

    Numerous rescue units responded to aid the boaters who became stranded off the Breakers Hotel in the borough around 9 p.m., according to JSHN contributor Bill Senck.

    According to a NJ.com report, area lifeguards, firefighters, the U.S. Coast Guard, State Police, and other agencies responded to the scene.

    “Multiple lifeguards made a heroic rescue with rough ocean conditions washing over the jetty and battering the boat at times, making for a dangerous effort for the rescuers,” Senck said. 

    A man and woman were rescued safely from the 21-foot boat by responders using flotation torpedoes, while the third occupant, a man, was rescued using a stokes basket, the NJ.com report said.

    The rescue ended around 10 p.m., when the man was returned to shore and transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune with serious injuries, according to the report. 

    The incident remains under investigation. 

    Justin Auciello is the founder and publisher of Jersey Shore Hurricane News (JSHN), a citizen journalism news outlet based in South Seaside Park. 

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