An unexpected water spout in the vicinity of Drum Point Road's in Brick this morning put a stop to a planned regatta event and sent one young man to the hospital with a leg injury.
A water spout, which some say is like a tornado on the water, came through and turned over some cat boats. One was taken off its trailer, said Shore Acres Yacht Club Vice-Commodore Bob Goodyear.
“This happened at about 11:15 or 11:30 this morning. We had our Shore Acres Hobie Regatta scheduled, and we were getting ready to launch. We had three committee boats already in the water. I was on one of them,” said Goodyear.
Goodyear explained that no one in the boats was hurt, but a young man at the club did suffer a leg injury and was taken to a local hospital by Brick Township EMT’s.
Additionally, the regatta has been canceled for the day.
“It’s too windy to race out there. It was pretty intense. Some RV’s here were lifted off the ground. We had broken glass and some other good stuff. Apart from the young man with the leg injury, no one else was hurt,” said Goodyear.