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Several Injured After Boat Runs Aground in Toms River’s Normandy Harbor

Toms River

Toms River Police confirmed injuries in a boating accident in Barnegat Bay on Sunday night. 

The Ocean Beach Volunteer Fire Company said the following:

On Sunday night at approximately 9 P.M., Station 27 was dispatched to a reported boat accident on Middle Sedge Island -aka- Hankins Island.

Ocean Beach fire officials said Stations 27, 28, 29, and 53 were on the initial dispatch for this call along with Toms River Police, EMS units from Toms River CSOs, Silverton EMS, Lavallette, and South Toms River EMS and paramedics from Robert Wood Johnson.

On arrival, Ocean Beach fire officials said units found seven occupants, four injured after a boat ran aground in the Bay. 

Officials say all occupants and patients were removed by boat to awaiting EMS units and transported to hospitals.

According to Ocean Beach officials, one patient was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center.

Lavallette Fire Company handled the landing zone for the patient being flown out.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.