On August 14, several troopers rescued 11 passengers from a sinking vessel in Point Pleasant, Ocean County.
At approximately 4:24p.m., Sergeant First Class Christopher Kochman, along with Troopers Michael Sugzda, Kristofer Buonomo, Francis Morris, and Luke Drazdik of Point Pleasant Station observed a vessel in distress in the Point Pleasant Canal.
As the troopers approached the vessel, they discovered that the 21-foot Sea Ray that took on several large waves over its bow began to take on water. The troopers immediately began to render emergency assistance by physically assisting seven children and four adults from the water onto a State Police vessel before transporting them to safety. There were no reported injuries as a result of the incident.
“We would like to remind everyone to wear their personal flotation devices while on the water,” police said.