Authorities to resume search for missing fisherman

    The New Jersey State Police plan to resume the search for a fisherman who went missing in the Shrewsbury River near Highlands more than a week ago.

    Authorities say Edward Broderick was last heard from Dec. 14, when he told a friend that his 25-foot clamming vessel was en route to a clamming facility in Highlands to turn in his catch. However, reported that Kelly Broderick, the man’s missing wife, said he had already submitted his catch that day. 

    The friend reported him missing about four hours later, and Broderick’s submerged vessel was found and identified outside the marina where he originally intended to end his trip.

    Broderick, who was last seen wearing gray or green sweatpants, is a lifelong area fisherman in his late 30s and is “more of a wanderer” who does not have a residence, his wife told 

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    Police had been searching the water using side-scan sonar technology, said Sgt. Adam Grossman, a State Police spokesman.

    Grossman says they plan to resume the search sometime this week.


    The Associated Press contributred to this report. 

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