Category: Point Pleasant Beach

Fishing Boat Hits Rocks In Manasquan Inlet And Sinks

July 28, 2021

Story, Photos and Video by: Ryan Mack, Jersey Shore Fire Response – MidJersey.News Shore Bureau

MANASQUAN INLET, POINT PLESANT, NJ (0CEAN)–Around 10:40 p.m. last night July 27, 2021 a fishing vessel reported that they were taking on water to the USCG Manasquan Inlet station. Initial reports said they had struck inlet rocks and had a hole in the vessel. Witnesses at the Manasquan Inlet (Point Pleasant Side) said that they saw a boat attempt to leave the inlet but struck the rocks and heard a bang then saw the craft turn around at a decent speed and go back into the inlet. District 27 (Manasquan Fire) was alerted of the boat hitting the rocks and dispatched Marine 27. The U.S. Coast Guard spotted the boat docked at the Wharfside Seafood & Patio Bar partially sunk. Marine 27 and Point Pleasant Beach Police were also on the scene. Two were safely off the craft and on the dock with no injuries. The cause of the crash is still unknown and is being investigated by the USCG & The New Jersey State Police.

MidJersey.News has reached out to the Public Affairs office USCG Atlantic City and NJ State Police and waiting for official press information. Once official public information is received the story will be updated.

U.S. Coast Guard Conducts Medevac 6 Miles Northeast of Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey

July 19, 2021

MANASQUAN INLET, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a 60-foot Arrow yacht approximately 6 miles northeast of Manasquan Inlet on Sunday July 18, 2021.

Watchstanders from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center and U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet received notification via VHF channel 16 of a 58-year-old male passenger experiencing shortness of breath.

The Sector Delaware Bay command center consulted with a Coast Guard flight surgeon who recommended to medevac the individual.

A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet launched to meet the yacht.

Once on scene, the MLB boatcrew removed the person from the vessel and transferred him to emergency medical services waiting in Shark River Inlet.

“Well prepared mariners who are equipped with all of the necessary safety equipment including reliable communications enable us to assist them in their time of need,” said Mr. Joseph Hartline, Operation Unit Controller at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center.

Brick, NJ Man Arrested For Terroristic Threats For Two Separate Bomb Threats On Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk

June 17, 2021

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ (OCEAN)–The Point Pleasant Beach Police Department announced the arrest of Nkosi Jones, 19 years of age, from Brick, NJ.   After an investigation conducted by detectives from this department, Nkosi Jones was charged with; (2) two counts of False Public Alarm, a second degree crime and (2) two counts of Terroristic Threats, a third degree crime for calling in two separate bomb threats on the Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk.

On Thursday, June 3, 2021 at approximately 1315 hrs. the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department responded to Jenkinson’s Main Business Offices on the Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk for a report of the business receiving a phone call reporting a bomb threat. Due to the nature of the threat, members of this agency, with the assistance of several other law enforcement agencies immediately evacuated the boardwalk, beach, and surrounding businesses. Several bomb detection K9’s were brought in and the entire boardwalk was searched. At approximately 1600 hrs. the boardwalk was deemed safe and reopened to the public.

On Friday, June 4, 2021 Jenkinson’s Main Business Office received another phone call reporting a bomb threat.  This department evacuated the boardwalk, beaches, and surrounding businesses, and called in numerous K9 bomb detection teams to clear the boardwalk once again.

Chief Joseph A. Michigan stated, “I’d like to thank all of the surrounding agencies that responded on two separate occasions to assist our officers with evacuating and searching the boardwalk.” “I’d also like to acknowledge the members of my detective bureau for their hard work and efforts in this investigation to locate and identify Mr. Jones as the suspect who made the threatening phone calls on both June 3rd and June 4th.”

Mr. Jones was taken into custody without incident, processed, and transported to Ocean County Jail pending future court proceedings.  If anyone has any additional information about these incidents, please contact the Detective Bureau at 732-892-0500 ext. 173.

Mr. Jones has been only charged with these crimes and is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Charge Information
Case #Offense DateCodeDescriptionGradeDegree
w202100005615252C:33-3BPLACE FALSE BOMBB
w202100005615252C:12-3ATHREATENS VIOLENCEC
w202100005715252C:33-3BPLACE FALSE BOMBB
w202100005715252C:12-3ATHREATENS VIOLENCEC