BELMAR, NJ —Belmar Manutti Marina staff members are credited with rescuing boaters from three overturned sailboats in the Shark River yesterday afternoon.

The Area Network of Shore Water Emergency Responders (ANSWER) reported in a Facebook post that its water rescue team was dispatched at 1:43 p.m. on August 3 after receiving a call that there were several capsized sailboats in waters off South Riverside Drive and Highland Avenue in Neptune Township — just south of the Shark River Municipal Marina and about one-half mile by water from the Belmar marina.

Upon its boat’s arrival, three overturned sailboats were found empty, its unidentified occupants already removed from the water without incident by Belmar marina staff, who transported them back to the marina, according to ANSWER, which provides water rescue services to Neptune, Neptune City, Avon and Bradley Beach.

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“Belmar Marina staff successfully uprighted the boats and towed them back to the marina without incident,” ANSWER said in its post, adding that there were no reported injuries.

No other information has been made available on the incident, including the names of the marina employees responsible for the rescue, and the number of boaters involved and their identities.

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