Small pleasure craft safely back to yacht club after mechanical issues (Bruce Douglas Image)

What started out as pleasant cruise on the Kennebecasis River ended up being somewhat stressful last night. Just after 7 o’clock – a call for help came in from a small pleasure craft with 3 people onboard. The boat was apparently having some mechanical issues and was taking on water.

The Kennebecasis Fire Department dispatched its marine unit while the Coast Guard dispatched its unit. Meantime – another boat was able to come along side the disabled craft – brought the people onboard – and towed the boat to shore as the KFD marine unit stood by in case more assistance was required.

All made it to shore safely and no injures were reported.