MAN DIES FOLLOWING COAST GUARD RESCUE OFF BARNEGAT LIGHT

The Coast Guard medevaced a 61-year-old man aboard a 42-foot boat 11 miles east of Barnegat Light after he returned to the surface unresponsive while diving Saturday. Name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The Coast Guard  received a call at 8:58 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the Dina Dee II reporting the incident and requesting assistance. A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light arrived on scene and conducted CPR while transporting the man back to the pier. He was then transferred to emergency medical personnel and transported to Southern Ocean County Hospital, in Barnegat Light, where is was pronounced deceased.

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