Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing New Jersey Boater

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Coast Guard crews have ended their search this evening for John Glenn, a boater who was reported missing Sunday.

Glenn, 56, from Beesley’s Point, N.J., was reported as missing to the Coast Guard just after noon on Sunday. The Coast Guard immediately began transmitting urgent marine information broadcasts (UMIBs), alerting nearby boaters that crews were searching for Glenn. He was reportedly underway from Ocean City, N.J., alone aboard his 24-foot pleasure craft, the White Whale.

An HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter crew was dispatched from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City Sunday afternoon. Shortly thereafter, an HC-130 Hercules long-range aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., joined the search.

The aircraft searched offshore until Monday evening, completing nine sorties and searching an area of 22,544 square nautical miles.

Tuesday morning, units throughout the Fifth Coast Guard District began conducting extended communications, which involves the physical survey of frequently-used marinas and wharfs, to look for signs of Glenn or his boat. In addition, UMIBs continued to alert the boating public of the ongoing search.

Additionally, Tuesday morning, an Air Station Atlantic City helicopter crew searched inland areas that were described as Glenn’s possible destinations. One more search of the back bay areas south of Ocean City was conducted before nightfall, bringing aircraft mission time to a total of nearly 24 hours.

Source: USCG D5 Public Affairs

Technorati Tags: , , ,

If you have any problems viewing this article, please report it here.