Day of Incidents, Accidents Ends With Severe Storms At The Jersey Shore
A string of motor vehicle accidents, boating and water accidents and rescues keep responders busy
Emergency responders were in high gear Saturday night into Sunday as accidents and rescues occurred one after the other all along the shore region.
The following is a brief wrap-up of incidents reported by Patch staff, police, the U.S. Coast Guard and eyewitnesses. Further information was not available:
Long Branch water rescue: A swimmer in distress was rescued from the ocean Sunday morning and required some medical attention, Patch confirmed. The incident occurred near 787 Ocean Ave. in the area of The Imperial House.
Sandy Hook water rescue: A Medavac landing took place at the U.S. Coast Guard base for a near drowning and neck injury.
Garden State Parkway Saturday night motor vehicle accidents: Three motor vehicle accidents with minor injuries occurred in the weekend overnight hours near milemarkers 82, 80 and 109, state police confirmed.
Toms River State Police chase: A police chase took place involving New Jersey state troopers in the township Saturday night into Sunday, according to police. No further information was available. See http://tomsriver.patch.com/articles/state-trooper-injured-in-chase-of-stolen-vehicle-intoxicated-driver
Seaside Park boat in distress : A boat, apparently a catamaran or sailboat, was reportedly in distress. A call was made regarding people in the water and a rescue was made near South Bayview Avenue.
Forked River boat taking on water: Just as the storm hit Lacey Township reports surfaced of a boat taking on water near one of the branches of the Forked River. The boat made it safely to a marina, according to the breaking news network.
Long Beach Island, Surf City: A water search was taking place for a jet skier late Sunday night into Monday morning. http://barnegat-manahawkin.patch.com/articles/coast-guard-searching-for-long-beach-island-jet-skiers
Brick Township Motor vehicle accident: Route 88 was shutdown for over eight hours Sunday morning due to a down telephone pole. See http://brick.patch.com/articles/route-88-intersection-re-opens-following-early-morning-mva .
New Jersey Transit bus fire in Toms River: Fire occurred in the northbound lanes of Route 166 near Route 37. Two passengers and the driver exited the bus after realizing the engine compartment was smoking. See http://tomsriver.patch.com/articles/bus-fire-detours-traffic-near-rte-166-rte-37-intersection .
Manahawkin motor vehicle accident: An airlift took place following a serious accident that sent a car careening from Route 72 west over to Route 72 east, Patch confirmed.