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    Rescuers resume search for fisherman missing in Ocean County

    A U.S. Coast Guard boat searching for a missing fisherman in Tuckerton yesterday. (Image courtesy of Roman Isaryk)

    A U.S. Coast Guard boat searching for a missing fisherman in Tuckerton yesterday. (Image courtesy of Roman Isaryk)

    Rescue crews have resumed their search for a missing fisherman whose clam boat was found empty in Little Egg Harbor yesterday. 

    The search for 45-year-old Christopher Hugg of Tuckerton resumed this morning after It had been suspended around 5:30 p.m. yesterday due to darkness.

    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 17-foot Bow RIder boat was found aground on Hither Island in Ocean County.

    The Coast Guard first 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. yesterday. 

    Hugg contacted a relative around 8 p.m. Thursday that he had run aground but did not need assistance.

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

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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