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

    (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)

    (Courtesy of 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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