Coast Guard searches for 1, good Samaritans rescue 2 from capsized boat near Cape May, NJ

5th Coast Guard District News
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater approximately six miles west of Cape May Point Thursday in the Delaware Bay, after a boat capsized with three people aboard.

Missing is Josh Catlett, 24, and rescued were Chris Serra, 27, and Dave Wood, 25.

The 40-foot fishing boat Linda Claire was dredging for crabs when it sank.

Serra and Wood were rescued by good Samaritans aboard the vessels Captain Brown and Sandra Lee and later transferred to emergency medical services personnel ashore at Coast Guard Station Cape May.

A crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Captain Brown informed Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at 8:30 a.m.

Sector watchstanders launched boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Cape May, Coast Guard Aids to Naivigation Team Cape May and a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City to search for Catlett.

The New Jersey State Police are also searching with a boatcrew and a helicopter crew.

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., transfer two boaters to emergency medical services personnel who were waiting on the station's pier, Thursday, April 4, 2013, after good samaritans aboard the fishing vessels Captain Brown and Sandra Lee rescued them from the water. The station crew members, along with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., are continuing to search for one boater who is still missing. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Farr)   Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/900494/coast-guard-searches-one-good-samaritans-rescue-two-cape-may-nj#.UV2RVqvwKi8#ixzz2PVQYvmD9

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., transfer two boaters to emergency medical services personnel who were waiting on the station’s pier Thursday, April 4, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Farr)

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., transfer two boaters to emergency medical services personnel who were waiting on the station's pier, Thursday, April 4, 2013, after good Samaritans aboard the fishing vessels Captain Brown and Sandra Lee rescued them from the water. The station crew members, along with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., are continuing to search for one boater who is still missing. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Farr)   Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/900496/coast-guard-searches-one-good-samaritans-rescue-two-cape-may-nj#.UV2RkKvwKi8#ixzz2PVQhqYwh

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., transfer two boaters to emergency medical services personnel who were waiting on the station’s pier Thursday, April 4, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Farr)

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., transfer two boaters to emergency medical services personnel who were waiting on the station's pier, Thursday, April 4, 2013, after good Samaritans aboard the fishing vessels Captain Brown and Sandra Lee rescued them from the water. The station crew members, along with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., are continuing to search for one boater who is still missing. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Farr)   Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/900495/coast-guard-searches-one-good-samaritans-rescue-two-cape-may-nj#.UV2RyavwKi8#ixzz2PVQyeFlG

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., transfer two boaters to emergency medical services personnel who were waiting on the station’s pier Thursday, April 4, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Farr)

 

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