Fisherman, 24, Missing After Boat Capsizes In Delaware Bay - Mid-South News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | FOX13

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Fisherman

Posted: Updated:
Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., transfer two boaters to emergency medical services personnel who were waiting on the station's pier Thursday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Farr) Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., transfer two boaters to emergency medical services personnel who were waiting on the station's pier Thursday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Farr)
CAPE MAY, N.J. -

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has suspended its search for a missing 24-year-old fisherman after a boat capsized in the Delaware Bay.

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police were searching by air and in the water in an area described as being approximately 6 miles west of Cape May Point.

Two men, Chris Serra, 27, and Dave Wood, 25, were rescued but a third person, 24-year-old Josh Catlett of Port Norris, is still missing.

The Coast Guard says Serra and Wood were picked up by Good Samaritans aboard two fishing vessels, the Captain Brown and the Sandra Lee.

The Coast Guard says the 40-foot fishing boat they were in was dredging for crabs when it sank.

The Captain Brown radioed the Coast Guard of the incident, and both of the men who were rescued were placed in the care of medical crews after coming ashore at Coast Guard Station Cape May.

Charles Owens, the owner of one of the boats that rescued the fishermen, tells FOX 29 he saw them in the water and threw a floating ring out to help them. Owens says his crew member then jumped into the water.

"It feels good, but that's not why I did it," crew member Jonathan Alexander told FOX 29's Chris O'Connell. "I did it because he was going to die if I didn't do it."

Stay with FOX 29 News and MyFOXPhilly.com for more on this developing story.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Beautiful Easter Sunday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:09:12 GMT

    NICE EASTER WEEKEND

    The first half of the holiday weekend has been great and Easter Sunday looks just as nice. Clouds thin out late tonight with temperatures falling back to the 40s.

    Initially it'll be jacket weather early Sunday morning but plenty of sunshine will warm us into the 60s by afternoon.  High temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than Saturday.

    It will be noticeably cooler and breezy at the shore with highs in the low 50s.  Quiet conditions continue into Monday.

  • Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:38:03 GMT
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices