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Coast Guard: Easter Capsized Boat Rescue on Shrewsbury River

After a 20-foot pleasure boat took on water and capsized in the Shrewsbury River on Easter Sunday, a crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook rescued four.

A distress call was sent out by the boat’s operator at about 3:30 p.m., a release from the Coast Guard said. The Sandy Hook Unit sent out a 47-foot lifeboat which arrived about 20 minutes later as the boat capsized, it added.

The four who were traveling in the boat were brought to Station Sandy Hook where they were checked over by emergency responders, the release said. All four were wearing life jackets.

The Coast Guard said the four are fine and stressed the importance of wearing life jackets and being equipped with proper working radios when traveling in a boat.