The two were clinging to their jet ski in the Newark Bay, which had shutdown due to engine failure and was taking on water, when rescue units arrived.

BAYONNE — Two people were rescued out of the Newark Bay after their jet ski’s engine failed and left them stranded in the water.

The Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to the 16th Street Park just before 8 p.m. Tuesday after they received calls of two people in distress in the bay just west of the park, said Fire Chief Keith Weaver.

The two were clinging to their jet ski, which had shut down due to engine failure and was taking on water, Weaver said.

Both individuals were wearing flotation devices at the time and were able to call for assistance and guide the responding units from the Bayonne Fire Department and the New Jersey Fireboat Task Force to their location, Weaver said.

Upon reaching shore, the victims were medically evaluated by members of McCabe EMS.

“We would like to remind all residents involved in marine activities this coming summer season to wear lifejackets while operating their boats and other types of watercraft,” Weaver said.

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Source:: New Jersey Real-Time News


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2 rescued out of Newark Bay after jet ski’s engine fails

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