Coast Guard Saves Tugboat Stuck on the Jersey Shore
The crew of the Sea Cyprus were in need of some rescue on Tuesday morning.
Members from the U.S. Coast Guard came to the rescue of four people stuck at sea off the shore in Lavallette, Ocean County, after breaking free of it's moorings.
Officials from the Coast Guard say that are four people are not injured and that the boat itself is fine and did not take on any water. The 71-foot tugboat was towed towards the beach after being released from the sandbar.
Following the rescue, beaches in Lavallette and lifeguard stands have since been reopened to the public.
The Coast Guard was notified of the distress call sent by the captain at around 3:30 a.m. and quickly dispatched a rescue boat from the station in the Manasquan Inlet.
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