A distress call from a person on the beach describing a raft with two people, adrift far out into the Delaware Bay led to a multi-force rescue Saturday.

Lower Township Police say after the call came in, officers arrived on the scene and witnessed a raft about a quarter mile offshore, with two people near the raft - one in the water struggling to hang on.

Within minutes, a New Jersey State Marine Unit was on scene, rescuing the two people, later identified as Sophia Goncalves, 21, and  Croccifixiov Treson - Smith, 22. Police say neither was injured.

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Police say they were assisted at the scene by the Town Bank Fire Company, New Jersey State Police Marine Unit, the United States Coast Guard, and by the Lower Township Rescue Unit.



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