Friday, September 15, 2023 8:05 pm
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, New Jersey (WABC) — Two people were rescued and a third is missing after a boat capsized in Manasquan Bay on the Jersey Shore Thursday night.
The boat capsized in the waters between Manasquan and Point Pleasant beaches around 8:30 p.m.
A Coast Guard spokesman said first responders found two people and were still searching for the third person on Friday.
Manasquan Mayor Edward Donovan said the rescued victims were a father and his son. Another son, who is in his early 20s, is still missing.
Surveillance video captured what appeared to be a wave knocking the boat over.
Witnesses said the two men who were rescued managed to escape by grabbing a cooler.
They were taken to an area hospital for examination.
Waves were as high as 8 to 10 feet on Friday and are expected to only get worse over the weekend due to Hurricane Lee.
The storm is expected to bring danger to coastal beaches.
U.S. Coast Guard crews are asking people to give rescue teams enough time and space to do their jobs.
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