SIX PEOPLE RESCUED NEAR BARNEGAT LIGHT INLET

The Coast Guard rescued six people from a life raft after the 38-foot boat they were in ran aground and began taking on water in Barnegat Light Inlet here Thursday.

Rescued was the vessel’s captain, Albert G. Stork, Dennis R. Koleszar, from Forked River, Gary Mertz, from Northampton, Pa., Bill Sagion, from Little Egg Harbor, Albert Kristoff, from Glenshaw, Pa., and John Wargofchik from Greensburg, Pa.

Crews aboard a 25-foot Response Boat — Small and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light arrived on scene, rescued the six people and transported them back to the station. Awaiting emergency medical personnel evaluated the people and reported no injuries.