Coast Guard ends search in plane crash

AVON-BY-THE-SEA, N.J. – The Coast Guard has ended its search for survivors today from a plane crash near Shark River Island here and is assisting local and federal agencies.

The Coast Guard began their search at 6:51 p.m. when a four-seat plane crashed in about three feet of water in Shark River.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet, N.J., searched for survivors along with local and state agencies and a boat crew from Boat U.S.

The New Jersey State Police is heading recovery efforts and is conducting an investigation along with the Federal Aviation Administration. Coast Guard personnel remain on scene to assist the New Jersey State Police and to enforce a safety zone around the crash site.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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