Clammer missing after boat runs aground in Ocean County [photos]

    A search is ongoing for a missing clammer whose boat was found empty in Little Egg Harbor.

    The Coast Guard, New Jersey State Police, and the Tuckerton Fire Department are using a helicopter and a boat to search for the fisherman, whose boat was found aground on Hither Island in Ocean County.

    The Coast Guard launched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Barnegat Light around 8 a.m. today.

    The fisherman, whose name was not released, contacted a relative around 8 p.m. yesterday that he had run aground but did not need assistance.

    The boat was found containing fishing equipment this morning, but there was no sign of the fisherman.

    Authorities have not released the man’s name.

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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