CAPE MAY, NJ – A search is underway for a man who went missing after a fishing boat accident off Cape May on Thursday afternoon, according to Nj.com.
The 32-foot vessel was found capsized at about 2 p.m. At about the same time that a good Samaritan reported the overturned boat, Coast Guard watchstanders got an emergency beacon alert about the situation.
The good Samaritan was able to pull one person from the water. A search is underway for another person, still missing.
Coast Guard boats and a helicopter combed the area. Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson out of Cape May joined the search along with a C-130 out of North Carolina overnight. The search continued on Friday morning.
The Coast Guard is asking anyone with information to contact them.
The events leading up to the capsize are still unclear.
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