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Four boaters rescued from capsized sailing vessel off New Jersey coast

NEW JERSEY – Four boaters were rescued from a capsized sailing vessel off the coast of Sandy Hook Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector New York command center watchstanders received a distress call at 1:00 a.m. from the sailing vessel Eagle. The vessel reported they had run aground and were taking on water.

A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook crew and Coast Guard Cutter Beluga crew were launched to search for the Eagle. Assisting in the search were FDNY, NYPD aviation and NYPD harbor units.

At 2:00 a.m., NYPD aviation located the sailing vessel Eagle, with all four boaters wearing life jackets and clinging to the overturned hull.

Two survivors were rescued by Station Sandy Hook and two others were rescued by the FDNY.

All four suffered injuries and are being treated at Monmouth Medical Center.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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