Posted by: Drew | June 11, 2009

UPDATE The Coast Guard recovered a man Thursday who jumped overboard near Cape May, NJ

UPDATE

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard recovered a man Thursday who jumped overboard from an 85-foot boat off the coast of Cape May, N.J., near Cape May Point Lighthouse.

Deceased is Ajit Modi, 51, of Plainsboro, N.J.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., located Modi in the water near the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal.

A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May recovered Modi unresponsive with no vitals.

The boat crew transported Modi to the ferry terminal and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical personnel.

The incident is under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police are searching Thursday for a man who jumped overboard from an 85-foot boat off the coast of Cape May, N.J., near Cape May Point. The Coast Guard received a call at 10:17 a.m. from a crew member aboard the Spirit of Cape May, a dolphin and whale watching boat, reporting a passenger jumped overboard and was not wearing a life jacket. A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May, a rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mako and members of the New Jersey State Police are searching for the man.

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