2 Stabbed Aboard Tanker; Man Jumps to Death

The Coast Guard says a man jumped off a tanker to his death after a stabbing at sea that left a man dead and another person injured.

Authorities tell The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., that the violence occurred late Thursday off the coast of Bethany Beach.

The Coast Guard says the people involved were foreign nationals, and Hong Kong authorities and the U.S. State Department are part of the investigation.

Coast Guard spokesman Nick Ameen says the Coast Guard responded to the ship early Friday after the stabbing was reported. Two people were flown to hospitals with stab wounds, and one later died.

The body of the crew member was found Friday afternoon, less than one mile from the vessel.

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