Three people and a dog were rescued from a sinking boat in the Manasquan Inlet early Saturday morning.A commercial fishing boat struck the inlet's north jetty and began taking on water at about 2 a.m., according to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Corinne Zilnicki.The captain decided to ground the 30-foot vessel near the beach in the Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area. NEW THIS MORNING: No one injured in roaring Neptune house fireA rescue boat from the nearby USCG station was dispatched but unable to retrieve the stranded boat's passengers because the water was too shallow.
Fortunately, Manasquan Fire has a Marine-27, a rescue boat, for just such an occasion. COLTS NECK MURDERS: Paul Caneiro was set to control much of the family's fortuneThree men and a dog were able to exit the fishing vessel onto Marine-27, which then transferred those souls to the Coast Guard's 47-footer. No one was injured.At daybreak, a tow boat laid a containment boom around the grounded fishing boat just in case of an oil leak, Zilnicki told the Asbury Park Press Saturday.“This was just a precaution there was no sheen or anything on the surface,” she said.
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