6 Rescued from Boat Run Aground & Taking on Water in Wildwoods
North Wildwood Fire Department and Sea Tow Cape May responded to a boater in crisis Saturday afternoon. The 57-foot wooden Chris Craft was taking on water in Hereford Inlet and the captain decided to run his boat aground to keep the boat from sinking.
Six people, including the captain, were aboard the vessel, according to the report. No one was injured.
The Press of Atlantic City reports that the captain made the decision to run the boat aground when he realized it was taking on water in the inlet. The vessel was anchored about 30 feet from the shoreline upon the fire department's arrival.