Multiple Agencies Search For Overdue Boater Near Sandy Hook, N.J.

NEW YORK- A multi-agency search began for an overdue boater near Sandy Hook, N.J., around 9:30 p.m. yesterday.

Edward Latz Sr., 65, was reported missing by his son after the man did not return from a fishing trip. The man’s vehicle and trailer were located at Sewaren Marina in Sewaren, N.J.

Two Coast Guard rescue boat crews were launched from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, as well as a rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City. Additionally, a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Jones Beach is continuing to search offshore.

A New York City Police Department helicopter crew also assisted in the search.

Coast Guard cutters Tybee and Bainbridge Island, as well as a Falcon jet crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod will conduct offshore searches throughout the day.

“The Coast Guard is throwing every available aircraft, small boat and cutter into finding Mr. Latz,” said Capt. Gregory Hitchen, Coast Guard Sector New York’s chief of operations. “We will continue to conduct off-shore searches with as many assets as possible to saturate the area.”

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