The Coast Guard has come to the aid of a woman who was injured when a recreational vessel ran aground at the Jersey Shore.
A 29-foot response boat was launched around noon Sunday from the Manasquan Inlet station after officials got a distress call from a good Samaritan.
Authorities say the 23-foot center console boat ran aground in the Manasquan River near the Brielle railroad bridge. The Coast Guard crew soon found the woman, who had suffered a neck and head injury, and took her back to the station.
Her name was not released, and further details on her condition were not disclosed. A man who had reportedly fell ill was taken to Hoffman’s Marina by TowboatU.S.
It’s not yet known what caused the accident.
A commercial salvor will the remove the boat, which does not pose a navigational hazard.
“Holiday weekends are typically a time where there are a lot of boaters on the water,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Kate Zanickrowsky. “Boaters are reminded to exercise caution on the water, keep a close eye on their speed and always wear their lifejackets.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.