Quick-acting state troopers are being credited with rescuing eleven people from a sinking boat in Ocean County earlier this month.

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Authorities say on the afternoon of Sunday, August 14th, five state troopers assigned to a station in Ocean County observed a vessel in distress in the Point Pleasant Canal.

As the troopers approached, they learned that the 21-foot boat took on several large waves over its bow and began to take on water.

The troopers immediately began to render emergency assistance by physically assisting seven children and four adults from the water onto a State Police vessel before transporting them to safety.

Point Pleasant Canal - Photo: Google Maps
Point Pleasant Canal - Photo: Google Maps

There were no reported injuries.

Officials would like to remind everyone to wear a personal flotation device while on the water.

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