LBI: At 1158pm last night officials were dispatched for a reported boat accident. A boat had struck a steel pole channel marker and 6 people were injured.
Beach Haven waverunners 1516 and 1536 were launched and worked in conjunction with a boat crew from Coast Guard Station Beach Haven to rescue all victims from the boat and get them to shore where First Aid Squads from Beach Haven, Surf City, Barnegat Light and Stafford transported all injured parties. Ship Bottom and Surf City Fire Companies secured the landing zone for two medivac helicopters and Surf City handled an alarm call while Beach Haven was occupied on scene. A team effort by all responding agencies.
Responding Station 15 units were:
Waverunners 1516 and 1536
Water rescue truck 1506
Surf City Volunteer Fire Company Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Co. Barnegat Light First Aid Squad Beach Haven First Aid Squad