A coast guard rescue was captured on video in Cape May, New Jersey on Wednesday afternoon.
Officials say Richard Perrotti was on a boat when the wake from a passing boat caused his to tip over forcing him to jump into the water. After entering the water, Perrotti swam to a nearby jetty.
A witness called the coast guard a over VHG-FM radio alerting an already-underway Coast Guard crew and rescued Perotti’s from a jetty.
"Boaters need to be mindful of their wake when transiting near other boaters and property," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Diego Sanchez. "Boaters can be held responsible for their wakes. Luckily, Richard was wearing his life jacket and was able to swim to the rocks until Coast Guard arrived on scene to pull him to safety."