1 killed in Barnegat Bay boat collision, reports say

    An undated photo of a Barnegat Bay scene. (Image: Jenn Husar)

    An undated photo of a Barnegat Bay scene. (Image: Jenn Husar)

    A boat collision on the Barnegat Bay off Long Beach Island this afternoon left one man dead, authorities said. 

    The incident happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. near the Oyster Creek Channel when a 36-foot speed boat and a 16-foot Carolina skiff collided, FOX 29 reported

    One man died on the skiff while another suffered minor injuries, NBC10 reported. The smaller vessel sustained the most damage.

    Police identified the skiff operator as Chan-Hee Kang, 26, of Hainesport.

    Another skiff occupant and four on the speed boat were uninjured. NJ.com reported that three were rescued from the water. 

    Authorities have not released any additional information. An investigation is ongoing.

    The Oyster Creek Channel is one of four Barnegat Bay channels that lead to the Barnegat Inlet.

    On Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man suffering from heart attack-like symptoms when the boat he was on ran aground in the Oyster Creek Channel. 

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