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One Person Dead After Boat Overturns in Raritan Bay (NY)

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Tracey Porpora

Staten Island Advance, N.Y.


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A person, who was recovered from the Raritan Bay near Keyport, N.J. after a boat capsized, died Saturday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The person, who was recovered by a good Samaritan, was reported to have died by the U.S. Coast Guard on Twitter.

Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders received a call on VHF [Very High Frequency] radio at approximately 10 a.m., from a good Samaritan reporting an overturned 21-foot vessel with one person in the water in Raritan Bay.

The good Samaritan was able to recover the unresponsive person from the water and begin CPR, according to the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard boat crews were dispatched from Station Sandy Hook and Station New York, where they were assisted by New Jersey State Marine Police, New York City Fire Department Marine, and New York City Police Department Aviation.

A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook 29-foot response crew arrived on scene within 10 minutes, according to the Coast Guard. The recovered person was transferred to the Coast Guard crew where they continued CPR efforts while en route to Monmouth Cove Marina. The person was then transferred to EMS, the agency said.

Coast Guard and partner agencies continued searching the area for other potential people in the water until it was confirmed that the person rescued was the only occupant of the capsized vessel.


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