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Kite surfer in distress rescued by Coast Guard boat

April 15, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a kite surfer in distress was rescued near Sandy Hook Bay in New Jersey.

Officials said personnel standing watch at Station Sandy Hook were notified by someone ashore at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

A 29-foot small boat launched and was at the scene within 15 minutes, and crew members brought the kite surfer safely aboard.

Officials said he was wearing a wetsuit and a life jacket. He was brought back to Station Sandy Hook and is reported to have no medical concerns.

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