Day of Incidents, Accidents Ends With Severe Storms At The Jersey Shore

A string of motor vehicle accidents, boating and water accidents and rescues keep responders busy

Emergency responders were in high gear Saturday night into Sunday as accidents and rescues occurred one after the other all along the shore region.

The following is a brief wrap-up of incidents reported by Patch staff, police, the U.S. Coast Guard and eyewitnesses. Further information was not available:

Long Branch water rescue: A swimmer in distress was rescued from the ocean Sunday morning and required some medical attention, Patch confirmed. The incident occurred near 787 Ocean Ave. in the area of The Imperial House.

Sandy Hook water rescue: A Medavac landing took place at the U.S. Coast Guard base for a near drowning and neck injury.

Garden State Parkway Saturday night motor vehicle accidents: Three motor vehicle accidents with minor injuries occurred in the weekend overnight hours near milemarkers 82, 80 and 109, state police confirmed.

Toms River State Police chase: A police chase took place involving New Jersey state troopers in the township Saturday night into Sunday, according to police. No further information was available. See
Seaside Park boat in distress : A boat, apparently a catamaran or sailboat, was reportedly in distress. A call was made regarding people in the water and a rescue was made near South Bayview Avenue.

Forked River boat taking on water: Just as the storm hit Lacey Township reports surfaced of a boat taking on water near one of the branches of the Forked River. The boat made it safely to a marina, according to the breaking news network.

Long Beach Island, Surf City: A water search was taking place for a jet skier late Sunday night into Monday morning.

Brick Township Motor vehicle accident: Route 88 was shutdown for over eight hours Sunday morning due to a down telephone pole. See .

New Jersey Transit bus fire in Toms River:  Fire occurred in the northbound lanes of Route 166 near Route 37. Two passengers and the driver exited the bus after realizing the engine compartment was smoking. See  .

Manahawkin motor vehicle accident: An airlift took place following a serious accident that sent a car careening from Route 72 west over to Route 72 east, Patch confirmed.

Cindy Louise Allen August 06, 2012 at 12:53 PM
We saw the aftermath of an accident on southbound side of Rt 35 in Middletown last night. It seemed to have downed an electrical pole.
Old Guy August 06, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Great reporting ! The Patch has become my best source for local news. Where was the picture of the lightening strike?
Mark Story Jenks August 06, 2012 at 02:43 PM
It looks like the route 37 bridge over Barnegat Bay. Thomas A. Mathis and J. Stanley Tunney Bridges, I'm guessing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_A._Mathis_and_J._Stanley_Tunney_Bridges
Shawn Smith August 06, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Mary is correct, the image was shot from Seaside Park looking towards Toms River
carolyne morris August 06, 2012 at 04:34 PM
SHOUT OUT AND PROPS TO ALL THE FIRST RESPONDERS, ESPECIALLY TODAY, THE LIFEGUARDS AT SHIP BOTTOM, BTWN 12 AND 14 TH STs! YOU ARE GUARDIAN ANGELS! Yesterday, Sunday, 8/5, two lifeguards rescued my daughter and granddaughter when they found themselves way out there and caught in a rip current. They were trying to make it ashore but were stuck where they were, drifting quickly north (past the no swim zone). Scary to see my granddaughter going underwater several times and knowing she was in trouble. One of the guards was swimming before leaving duty and saw Maddy struggling. She appeared like an Angel right behind Maddy to assist and save. The next lifeguard appeared from the bench, almost immediately after Maddy's Mama entered the water to try and help her daughter. These two Angels, well-skilled and focused on their roles, acted as if "it was nothing" and just using their valuable training. I am forever grateful. God bless all the first responders and keep them all safe! ECMorris from Barnegat NJ
Judy Bendar August 06, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Thanks, Old Guy. Kudos to the police, emergency responders and lifeguards. I see your question was answered.
TunaChic August 06, 2012 at 07:09 PM
This is a marina advisory for those boats on the Toms River. The green turning mark in the upper Toms River has been hit by a boat and is submerged under water as of Sunday, August 5th. Take caution. Whoever hit it must have considerable damage done to their boat.
DT August 06, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Any news of a boat that capsized at Tices Shoal on Sunday ?
Lindsay Reed August 06, 2012 at 07:23 PM
I added a fourth photo of the storm. It is of the leading edge of the storm front, looking north across the Toms River from Pine Beach.
Edward Van Embden (Editor) August 06, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Great photo!
Miche August 06, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Chu-Man-Fu August 06, 2012 at 08:45 PM
I just have to ask this: Are people so caught up in their activities that they do not pay any attention to the weather whatsoever? Given todays technology (Cell Phones, TV, VHF Radios, and last but not least your eyes and brain. I am constantly amazed when I see the number of people who get caught in bad weather when all it takes is some common sense to check the forecast and the sky before venturing too far from home. And to be truthful I'm sick of those people who think that they can wait til the last minute to get back home and believe that bad weather gives them the right to speed through the lagoons we live on and wreak havoc on the watercraft that are safely and securely tied up at their docks. "Seeking safe harbor" does not mean you have to get back to your house without any regard for other peoples property. IMHO if you don't have enough sense to check the weather, especially at this time of the year, you shouldn't own any type of a vessel. I am at the point of keeping my camcorder at my side to video the "no wake violators" regardless of weather conditions. At least I'll have proof of any damage incurred which I will happily share with the NJSP Marine Division.
barbara August 06, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Way to go emergency responsers!!!! Big thumbs up for all your hard work and caring!!
Marianne August 06, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Great reporting and photos, I too look only at the Patch for my Shore news.
Chu-Man-Fu August 06, 2012 at 09:23 PM
I surely agree with your comment and as a former emergency respone person I know your comment will be greatly appreciated by the current ones. Sadly, the ignorance/stupidity/selfishness of others causes them to risk their lives and go into harms way. A little pre planning could keep them home safe and sound during these events.... IMHO
MyOhMy August 06, 2012 at 11:24 PM
I heard the boat that capsized at Tices was that hot dog pontune (sp??) boat.
Mike Maino August 07, 2012 at 04:53 PM
We have aerial photos of an inverted twin hull near the BB marker Sunday. Our log= 1722 CG reports, speed boat overturned 1 mile north of BB bouy. 1731 A 24' GradyWhite has picked up all four persons. No injuries were reported. 1754 On station with over turned boat north of bouy #BB. GPS N 39.50.1 W 074.07.6 ( pix ) thw= we re-found the burned hull from Fri. 8/3 near bouy 47 for CG. Our hats off to the Tices Shoal guys. All clean, all Family fun, & we forward to seeing you every Fri., Sat, & Sun, twice 1830-1915. Love the rafting. Mike, Ocean Blacksheep Squadron> www.oceanblacksheep.com
Joe August 07, 2012 at 05:36 PM
the overturned boat was the food boat from tices
lacey4ever August 07, 2012 at 06:40 PM
bow wow dogs or firehouse caterers?
Joe August 07, 2012 at 07:06 PM


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