Coast Guard searching for missing 83-year-old off Long Beach Island, NJ

5th Coast Guard District News
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 83-year-old man Tuesday off the coast of Beach Haven.

The 83-year-old man, who has Alzheimer’s disease, reportedly headed to the beach on Long Beach Island early Tuesday.

The Long Beach Township Police Department requested assistance from the Coast Guard after police canines traced the scent of the missing man to the waterline.

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay’s command center staff launched a boat crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, as well as an aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City.

Anyone with information about the missing man’s whereabouts is asked to contact Sector Delaware Bay at 215-271-4940.

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