Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues 3 stranded boaters in the Delaware Bay

 The boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard using a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, like the one shown here. (FILE Photo by USCG)

The boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard using a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, like the one shown here. (FILE Photo by USCG)

The Coast Guard came to the aid of three people who were stranded when their boat became grounded off the southern New Jersey coast and started taking on water on Saturday.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Officials say another boater contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The person said the 35-foot boat was grounded on a shoal in Delaware Bay and its hull was damaged.

A 45-foot response boat-medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City and three local fire rescue crews responded to the area to assist the boaters.

Due to the shallow water, the helicopter crew hoisted up all three people and took them to the Cape May Airport.

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