Point Beach First Aid Needs Help to Fix or Replace Sunken Boat

Rescue vessel sunk in recent nor'easter

The Point Pleasant Beach First Aid Squad needs the community's help to repair or replace its sunken rescue and dive boat, the only rescue boat in the region.

The boat sank during the most recent nor'easter that battered the Jersey Shore and the insurance claim will fall very short of actual repair or replacement cost, according to a prepared statement from the squad.

The 24 foot Stieger Craft, designed for dive, rescue, recovery and EMS water response, sunk while at a squad member's dock on Woodland Ave, Point Beach, just a few blocks from the squad headquarters on Laurel Avenue, between Bay Avenue and Route 35 South.

The all volunteer emergency squad, which serves Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head and Mantoloking, operates solely on donations and has to decide whether they can reactivate the rescue boat, which is the only EMS/dive rescue boat in southern Monmouth and northern Ocean County.

The New Jersey State Police Marine Division had cut back on their service hours in the area as of last year.

The squad responds to numerous calls year in and year out, but was even more active during and after Sandy, when volunteers rescued people from flood waters, treated them, sheltered and fed them at the squad headquarters and transported them to alternative housing locations, shelters and hospitals.

If you would like to help them repair or replace their boat, tax deductible donations can be sent to:

Point Pleasant Beach First Aid
611 Laurel Ave
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Please note on check that the donation is for boat repair.

Community Informer April 20, 2013 at 04:26 AM
If it was caused by storm damage why isn't the insurance covering it?
Dame Bridgid April 20, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Things can sink, or sank(the appropriate choice in this caption), or was sunk, or have been sunken. Sadly, poor grammar reflects upon the perceived level of intelligence for that person. A grammar checker program might help, Jerry.
Deeznutz April 20, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Dame Bridgid ,why dont u shut ur nasty miserable mouth,very time I read the comments section there's always someone like you degrading someone. how about this you probably look like a nasty fat pig and have nothing better to do then complain about people's comments because no man will go anywhere near you
Dame Bridgid April 21, 2013 at 04:23 AM
It is not degrading to expect proper grammar in a professional news article. My, my, such vitriol. Yet you know absolutely nothing about me. I actually made 3 cheerleaders cry at the last reunion because I still wore a size 3 after bearing my children. My spouse of 30 years thought it was amusing that a former classmate kept following us around the room, berating himself for letting me get away in high school. It seems to me, you are the nasty one. With a mouth that could strip paint, plus exhibiting poor grammar that far eclipses that improper verb tense in the picture caption. Your mother must have been in remedial conferences often.
Community Informer May 07, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Hahahahahaha, there needs to be a "like" button because deeznuts just got served


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