Authorities searching for missing NJ swimmer

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Rescue crews were searching Sunday for a swimmer who went missing in waters off southern New Jersey.

Authorities say 59-year-old James W. Ashley of Mays Landing failed to resurface after he went swimming off a 20-foot boat in the Mullica River off Atlantic City.

The boat's owner notified authorities around 12:35 p.m. The Coast Guard responded by sending a 25-foot small crew response boat from its Barnegat Light station and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from its Atlantic City station.

New Jersey state police were also involved in the search, along with other state and local agencies.

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