2 Pennsylvania men rescued after boat sinks in Delaware Bay

Monday, May 06, 2013
water rescue

Two Pennsylvania men escaped serious injury when the 20-foot boat they were in sank in waters off southern New Jersey.

State police tell The Press of Atlantic City that 45-year-old Richard Stevens of Philadelphia and 21-year-old Matthew Puglin of Plymouth Meeting made a distress call just before 6 p.m. Saturday.

The men reported the boat was taking on water about a mile off the Cohansey River in the Delaware Bay.

The State Police Marine Unit at Bivalve responded along with the Coast Guard and rescue crews from Lower Alloways and Greenwich townships. The men were soon spotted clinging to a cooler in the water.

Authorities say both men were treated for hypothermia.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.)

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