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CAPE MAY, N.J. (CBS) – A grandfather and a granddaughter were rescued by the Coast Guard after the boat they were on ran aground in Grassy Sound, New Jersey.

A helicopter Coast Guard crew from Atlantic City responded to the scene after being notified by commercial salvage company, that was unable to assist due to shallow water.

“It’s always a great feeling to help people in need,” said Lt. Spencer Grinnell, the pilot of the rescue helicopter. “This case was a great example of boaters being prepared and wearing their life jackets on the water, and it was also a great example of other boaters noticing people in distress and reporting it to the Coast Guard so we could assist.”

Coast Guard rescues grandfather, granddaughter in Grassy Sound, NJ

Credit: U.S. Coast Guard

The 79-year-old grandfather and his 7-year-old granddaughter were hoisted and transported to Air Station Atlantic City with no reported injuries.