Two Dead, Four Injured After Boat Overturns in Manasqaun, NJ Inlet

The United States Coast Guard responded to the scene of an overturned vessel that led to the death of two people Friday.

The vessel overturned with seven people aboard Friday in Manasquan Inlet in New Jersey, as the Coast Guard received a radio call around 1:30 p.m.  

Crews arrived on scene and rescued five boaters, as two others were pronounced dead. Four of the survivors were taken to Ocean Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The fifth refused medical treatment, according to Coast Guard officials. 

"The Coast Guard along with multiple other partner agencies and good Samaritans responded immediately when we received the call," said Chief Warrant Officer Chris Sparkman, the commanding officer of Station Manasquan Inlet. "This is a sobering reminder to always check the weather before heading out, and to always wear a life jacket while boating."

New Jersey State Police say the investigation into the incident is ongoing. 

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