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NJ State Troopers Rescue Distressed Kayakers in Sandy Hook Bay

Sandy Hook

On Tuesday, troopers from the Marine Services Bureau Carteret Station rescued three kayakers who were stranded on Spermaceti Cove after one of their kayaks capsized in Sandy Hook Bay official said in a statement.

According to NJ State Police, at approximately 5:56 p.m., Sergeant Satsay Thongvichith, Trooper I John Oliveira, and Trooper I Tamas Antal were dispatched to the report of three distressed kayakers half a mile off the coast of Sandy Hook.

When troopers arrived, they observed the victims stranded on the sandbar, unable to return to shore due to the rough conditions NJ State Police said.

The victims were beginning to show signs of hypothermia, so the troopers knew they had to get to them as quickly as possible.

Trooper I Oliveira donned a wetsuit and entered the water in order to render aid to the victims.

Officials say the troopers immediately pulled the kayakers onto their vessel and provided them with thermal blankets to prevent the onset of hypothermia.

The victims were transported to the State Police Atlantic Highlands Sub-Station, where they were met by medical personnel.

They were treated on scene and released NJ State Police officials said.