ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing boater off the southern New Jersey coast.
The search started just before 11 a.m. Tuesday, when the Coast Guard received a distress alert from an emergency radio beacon.
Authorities say the missing boater was the only person aboard the 45-foot Sea Tow boat Cape Hatteras, which departed Absecon Inlet around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. The boat’s owner says it was en route to Great Egg Harbor.
When the boater did not respond to cell phone or radio calls, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City responded to the scene.
Further details on the boater were not disclosed.