Three duck hunters from Pennsylvania had to be rescued when their 18-foot boat started taking on water off the southern New Jersey coast.
State police tell the Asbury Park Press that authorities were notified about the incident in the Little Egg Harbor inlet around 9:50 a.m. Saturday. They were told the hunters had moved from their boat into a smaller boat, but the second boat soon began taking on water as well.
Officers with the state police's marine services bureau responded and found the men - Timothy Moffett of Barto, Jeremy Moffett of Bechtelsville and Ryan Watts of Hershey - and their chocolate Labrador dog floating on debris from their boat.
All three men and the dog were soon brought back to shore, and no injuries were reported.