Rescuers Pluck 2 Men Out of Water After Boat Capsizes

Monday, Sep 23, 2013  |  Updated 12:35 PM EDT
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Rescuers Pluck 2 Men Out of Water After Boat Capsizes

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Two men were rescued after their boat capsized in rough seas off South Jersey.

Coast Guard officials tell the Asbury Park Press that the men made a mayday call around 8 a.m. Monday from their 31-foot Fountain powerboat. At the time, they were in waters off of Barnegat Light.

A 47-foot Coast Guard boat pulled one of the men to safety, while crew members from The Jamaica II, a Brielle-based party fishing boat, rescued the other boater. Their names were not released.

Both rescued boaters were “wet and cold,” but neither man was injured. But a second Coast Guard boat became disabled during the rescue after a small fire broke out on board.

The Coast Guard didn't immediately identify either man.

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