Coast Guard rescues woman from boat that ran aground near Manasquan Inlet

    (Image: U.S. Coast Guard)

    (Image: U.S. Coast Guard)

    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.”

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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