A Margate family of four was rescued after being stuck in shallow waters for at least six hours in Eagle Bay near Brigantine Sunday night.

State Police rescued the two adults and two children, who were on a 15-foot jet boat, from a grassy bay at around 8:45 p.m.

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An search helicopter located the victims and due to the very shallow waters, had to be rescued by troopers on personal watercraft, police said.

The family was cold and distraught but were not in need of medical attention, police said. Their boat was towed, with assistance from Sea Tow, to the Atlantic City marine station.

Troopers Timothy Bush, Russell Ryan and Sgts. Robert Frake and Vincent Damiani were involved in the rescue.

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