Good Samaritans rescue 5 people, dog after boat capsizes off N.J.

Good Samaritans rescued five people and a dog after a boat capsized off Cape May on Sunday.

Capt. Rustin Cassway, operator of the Cape May-based shipwreck diving boat Research Vessel Explorer, says his vessel was the first on the scene after a boat capsized early in the afternoon about a mile from the Cape May Inlet.

Cassway, assisted by his passengers, threw life vests to the people in the water and rescued four of the five and a black lab from the water.

The fifth person, who remained on the top of the boat, was rescued by Capt. Jack Moran of Sea Tow Cape May, a marine towing company, Cassway said. Moran then towed the boat to shore.

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The U.S. Coast Guard responded and brought the rescued group back to land. No one was injured.

“Like Forrest Gump said, ‘You never know what you’re gonna get,'” Cassway quipped.

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