Coast Guard suspends search for fishing vessel in distress off Barnegat, NJ

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Coast Guard suspends search for fishing vessel in distress off Barnegat, NJ

PHILADELPHIA -- The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the two-person crew of a fishing boat in distress approximately 40-miles off the coast of Barnegat, New Jersey, Friday.

Coast Guard first responders searched 4,441 square-miles by sea and air for the crew of the Queen Ann's Revenge since the search began shortly after 1:20 a.m., Thursday.

Weather on-scene at the time of the incident was reported as 10-foot seas, approximately 25 mph winds and a sea temperature of 46 degrees.

Coast Guard units involved in the search are MH-65 Dolphin helicopter search and rescue crews from Air Station Atlantic City, 47-foot Motor Life Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet and Barnegat Light, HC-130 Hercules aircrews from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina and the Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson.

Good Samaritans in the area also assisted in the search.

"We would like to extend our condolences to the families and the fishing community affected by this tragic incident," said Capt. Scott Anderson, commander, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. "Suspending a case is never an easy decision to make as first responders."

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