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Deal Police Department
Sunday August 26th, 2018 :: 04:54 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Press Release: Deal Lifeguards Rescue 4 from capsized Hobie Cat

DATE: 08-26-18

LOCATION: Borough of Deal

INCIDENT: Deal Lifeguards Rescue 4 from capsized Hobie Cat

OFFICERS INVOLVED: Lt Matt Sharin, Sgt Brian Egan, Ptl Jeff Kelss, Officer Dale Wong, Officer Chris Schou, Officer Robert Graziano, Officer Jenifer Velasquez, Officer Joseph Calao and Lifeguards Bailey Crochet and Jake Shirley

NARRATIVE:

On August 26, 2018 at approximately 14:45 hours Deal Officers were dispatched to the Deal Casino beach for report of a capsized vessel with victims in the water. Upon arrival Deal Lifeguards Bailey Crochet and Jake Shirley were observed rowing out in the lifeguard boat to attempt to rescue the occupants. Officers on scene contacted the U.S. Coast Guard and they dispatched to the scene.

Deal Lifeguards Shirley and Crochet were able to reach all three occupants of the capsized vessel within a few minutes while fighting a 25-30mph southeast wind. They began to guide the disabled vessel to shore with all three occupants safely on board when a second Hobie Cat arrived on scene. One of the occupants of the second Hobie Cat then entered the water in an attempt to assist and subsequently became the fourth victim. Lifeguards Crochet and Shirley were able to then assist the fourth victim and bring all four to shore without incident. It was determined the first Hobie Cat’s mast snapped at the base which caused the vessel to be disabled.

Great job by Deal Lifeguards Bailey Crochet and Jake Shirley on a job well done. Pictured L to R: Jake Shirley and Bailey Crochet

PREPARED BY:
Sgt Brian Egan
Public Information Officer
(732) 531-1113
began@dealpolice.org

Address/Location:
Deal Police Department
190 Norwood Ave
Deal, NJ 07755
Contact:
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-531-1113

Address/Location
Deal Police Department
190 Norwood Ave
Deal, NJ 07723

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-531-1113

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