VIDEO: Atlantic City Coast Guard Makes Several Saves This WeekendPosted:
ATLANTIC CITY - The Atlantic City Coast Guard was kept busy by multiple boats stranded in the cold waters this weekend.
Two local fishermen stranded in the waters were airlifted by the Coast Guard Saturday night after their 23 foot boat ended stuck in shallow waters off Brigantine. A helicopter crew was sent to search for them around 11:00 p.m., locating them and hoisting the men aboard shortly after midnight. The fishermen were suffering from mild hypothermia at the time of the rescue, but are expected to make a full recovery.
Another rescue by the Coast Guard on Sunday saw a four-legged friend brought to safety. A boat crew from the Coast Guard Station Atlantic City was sent to the aid of a disabled sailboat. The boat, named "Sovereign Subject" had a man and his cat aboard and was about 21 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.
The man fell overboard while awaiting rescue, but was able to get back on his boat before the Coast Guard arrived on their 47 foot motor lifeboat. He was then airlifted for medical treatment and the boat was towed to the Farley State Marina in Atlantic City. The cat was rescued and is in good condition as well.
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