Coast Guard searching for missing boaters off Brigantine, NJ

Boat/helicopter trainingPHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is searching for three to four missing boaters Friday approximately a half mile off the coast of Brigantine, New Jersey.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received initial notification Friday at approximately 5:45 p.m. from the Brigantine Police Dept. of three to four people in the water from a capsized fishing boat.

Coast Guard units involved in the search include:

  • A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City
  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City
  • An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina
  • The crew of the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater, homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia

The Coast Guard is also working with state and local partner agencies in the search.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Sector Delaware Bay at 215-271-4960.

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