SURF CITY — On Saturday afternoon a small banner plane crashed into the ocean at 13th Street in Surf City. 

The Surf City Police Department and Patrolmen Costabile and Rible arrived on scene and found a small banner plane had crashed into the ocean.

Surf City lifeguards, Scott Meggitt and Charles Orborne, went right to work and quickly rescued the pilot and brought him back to shore. |

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The pilot was treated by Surf City Fire and EMS and transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center with minor injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Surf City Police Dept. and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Assisting with the rescue was the Surf City Beach Patrol, Surf City Fire/EMS, Ship Bottom Fire Co., Beach Haven Fire, U.S. Coast Guard and the NJ State Police Marine Division.