Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from shark-filled water near Sandy Hook
Updated on July 22, 2017 at 11:41 Posted on July 22, 2017 at 10:51 AM
By Marisa Iati
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
"A helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City arrived but could not send down a rescue swimmer because there were visible sharks in the water."
SANDY HOOK -- U.S. Coast Guard crews and a fishing boat saved two people from shark-filled waters Friday after their boat sank near Sandy Hook, the Coast Guard reported.
The First Coast Guard District command center in Boston got a distress alert at about 9:40 a.m. from a console boat 40 miles off the New Jersey shore.
An aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod went to the area of the distress signal and found two people in a life raft near an overturned boat and its debris.
A helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City arrived but could not send down a rescue swimmer because there were visible sharks in the water.
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