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July 11, 2015

Multiple people injured in Long Beach Township boat accident

53-foot sport fisher crashes near Holgate Marina, injuring four

At least four people were injured on Saturday when a 53-foot sport fisher boat with 13 people on board crashed in Long Beach Township, officials said.

According to CBS 3, the accident occurred at around 1:30 pm near the Holgate Marina in the Manahawkin Bay. One person was medevaced to a nearby hospital by helicopter, a Coast Guard spokesman said.

The three others were taken to South Ocean Hospital to be treated for head, neck and back injuries. 

No other vessels were involved in the accident and an investigation is underway to determine what caused the accident.