Several rescued after boat capsizes in Point Pleasant Canal

    A fire boat responding to the scene of a capsized boat in the Point Pleasant Canal yesterday afternoon. (Photo: Kim Ormsby/Point Pleasant Fire Department Station 75)

    A fire boat responding to the scene of a capsized boat in the Point Pleasant Canal yesterday afternoon. (Photo: Kim Ormsby/Point Pleasant Fire Department Station 75)

    No one was injuried when a boat capsized late yesterday afternoon in the Point Pleasant Canal. 

    According to Point Pleasant First Aid & Emergency Squad’s Jerry Meaney, the 21-foot boat, which contained 11 passengers and a dog, capsized between the Route 88 and Lovelandtown bridges. 

    State troopers from the Marine Services division pulled 9 from the water and transported them to the nearby marine station. A vessel from Tow Boat U.S. rescued two.

    None were wearing life jackets.

    Authorities did not release information regarding the boat type or how it capsized. 

    The narrow Point Pleasant Canal, which connects the Manasquan River and the Barnegat Bay, is notorious for its strong currents. 

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