Hunters Hook-Up on Internet, One Vanishes

Windy weather tips duck hunters' boat

Monday, Nov 17, 2008  |  Updated 10:01 AM EDT
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Hunters Hook-Up on Internet, One Vanishes

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Police are searching for a missing 23-year-old duck hunter whose boat capsized in South Jersey.

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Rescue teams are back to work this morning trying to find a 23-year-old duck hunter. 

Christopher Pettit of Gibbstown, N.J. was one of four people whose boat tipped over in Saturday evening's windy weather on Mantua Creek.

The four men met online in a duck hunting forum, police said. 

Rough water capsized their boat.  Three of the men swam to safety on a small island in the middle of the creek.  A neighbor heard their screams for help and used his boat to rescue them, investigators said.

Helicopters and divers searched Saturday night and again Sunday for Pettit.  They will continue their search Monday.

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