Personal Watercraft Crash In Stafford Township

Victim flown by helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center

September 4, 2023

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–Around 11:00 a.m. first responders were detailed to an area north of the Route 72, Dorland J. Henderson Memorial Bridge for a personal watercraft collision. Emergency services requested a landing zone for a medical helicopter at the Boatyard. There were reports of a 17-year-old male with a deep leg laceration and needed immediate transportation to a trauma center. There were also reports of two other injuries at the location.

No further details are available at this time.

Other area news:

Around 1:00 p.m. crews responded back to Island Beach State Park for a water rescue of three swimmers in distress in Area 19. Reports of people out of the water with the help of a surfer.

See yesterday’s story for some updates.

Swim only in areas where there are lifeguards. Stay out of the water if there are no lifeguards.