1 dead in fishing boat accident off NJ coast

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

One person died and a second was rescued after their fishing boat capsized about 10 miles off the New Jersey coast.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Crystalynn Kneen says the 44-foot Mandy Ness capsized off Long Beach Island late Tuesday.

The Coast Guard launched a search after receiving an emergency transmission from a beacon that activities when it gets wet.

Kneen says a Coast Guard rescue swimmer went underneath the capsized hull and brought out one victim, who was unresponsive. The person was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A passing fishing vessel rescued the second person.

Their names and genders have not been released.

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