A fire at a local marina trapped a Woodbine man. Fred Collins of Woodbine, N.J., was working in the bilge space aboard the recreational vessel Hooked Up II at the South Jersey Marina, when he tried to back out of the space and became stuck in an approximately two foot by two foot access hatch.
The master of the vessel called the 911, and Cape May City, Town Bank and Coast Guard fire departments responded to help. Cape May City Fire Department took the lead for the incident, while Coast Guard, Town Bank and other Cape May firefighters conducted air monitoring and extracted the victim from the hatch. Firefighters were able to lift Collins and contort his body to free him from the hatch. Collins was treated and released by Lower Township EMS in good condition. There was no apparent damage to the vessel.