CAPE MAY – New Jersey State Police and the Coast Guard responded to a boat crash at the jetty in Cape May Inlet at 5:59 p.m. Nov. 26, according to Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Flynn, New Jersey State Police.

Flynn said the vessel, a 26-foot C-Hawk, struck the jetty, and its three occupants were transported to Cape Regional Medical Center, in Court House, for minor injuries. The Coast Guard assisted the vessel to shore.

As of Nov. 26, the crash remained under investigation by the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau. No further information was available.


The following is a Coast Guard release on the same incident:

CAPE MAY — The Coast Guard assisted three boaters near Cape May Inlet Nov. 26.

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders received notification from Station Cape May watchstanders that three boaters needed assistance after their boat reportedly dashed against the jetty near the shoreline. 

According to a release, a Coast Guard Station Cape May 29-foot Response Boat crew, already training in the area, arrived on scene and towed the disabled vessel to shore due to its inability to safely stay afloat.

All three boaters were met ashore by awaiting emergency medical services personnel.

New Jersey State Police members are investigating the cause of the incident. 

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