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Two rafters pulled safely from Delaware Bay

Two rafters pulled safely from Delaware Bay

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LOWER TOWNSHIP — State Police rescued two people Saturday from the Delaware Bay, township police said Monday.

Township police responded to Beach Drive and Delford Road for a call about an unoccupied raft, the department said in a news release. Upon arrival, officers noticed an inflatable raft nearly a quarter mile out, and it appeared that one person was in the water, struggling to hang on to the raft.

The Coast Guard, State Police Marine Services Bureau, and the Town Bank Volunteer Fire Company were notified. Within minutes, State Police located Sophia Goncalves, 21, and Croccifixiov Treson-Smith, 22.

No injuries were reported, and both Goncalves and Treson-Smith were escorted to the beach, police said.

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I cover Atlantic City government and the casino industry since joining The Press in early 2018. I formerly worked as a politics & government reporter for NJ Herald and received the First Amendment: Art Weissman Memorial NJPA Award two years in a row.

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