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Coast Guard Aids Woman Injured In Sailboat Accident Near Cape May

Crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard medevac an injured woman from sailboat near Cape May. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

Crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard medevac an injured woman from sailboat near Cape May. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

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CAPE MAY, N.J. (CBS) — The Coast Guard came to the aid of a woman injured aboard a sailboat along the coast of the South Jersey shore Sunday morning.

The operator of the 42-foot sailboat Affinity notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay that they had run aground near the Cape May Ferry Terminal and that his passenger, a 57-year-old female, suffered a rib injury after falling into the boat’s railing.

A response boat was launched and crew members arrived on scene to help the woman who was experiencing chest pain, back pain and difficulty breathing.

The woman was removed from the sailboat and taken ashore, where she was transferred to personnel from the Cape May Fire Department.

There were no further details on her condition.

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