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Search for Missing Boater in Barnegat Bay



    Search Continues for Missing Boater

    Monday evening authorities were still searching for a missing member of the U.S. Coast Guard. Nicholas Holmes was thrown overboard while on a speedboat with friends this weekend. (Published Tuesday, June 28, 2011)

    The U.S. Coast Guard continued to search for a missing boater on Sunday afternoon.

    Authorities said a 25-year-old man who fell into the water on Friday night still has not been located.

    Police and park officials assisted in the weekend search.  "They are hoping to find him on the shore somewhere, waiting for the boat," said Coast Guard spokesperson Michael Lutz to Patch.

    Two men fell off the 23-foot pleasure boat "Finally" into the water near the Tices Shoal area.  The other two passengers on the boat were able to pull one of the men back aboard that night.