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VIDEO: Coast Guard rescues kite surfer off Jersey shore

NEW JERSEY – The Coast Guard rescued a kite surfer from a sand bar about one mile from Barnegat Light Thursday morning.

A good Samaritan contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and reported that a person was stranded on a sand bar waving for assistance.

The person in distress was reported to be directly across from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light near Sledge Island.

A 29-foot Response – Boat crew from the Coast Guard station launched and quickly located the person needing assistance. The boat crew navigated through shallow water, recovered the person, and transferred him back to the station.

The man said he became stranded after he tangled with another kite surfer, released his kite, and swam to the side of the channel.

Both kite surfers are reported to be in good condition with no medical concerns.

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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