Two rescued, but Coast Guard searches for missing boater

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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, April 4, after good Samaritans aboard the fishing vessels Captain Brown and Sandra Lee rescued them from the water. The station's crew members, along with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City, continue to search for one boater who remains missing. (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, April 4, after good Samaritans aboard the fishing vessels Captain Brown and Sandra Lee rescued them from the water. The station's crew members, along with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City, continue to search for one boater who remains missing. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Farr) Two men were rescued, but as of Thursday the Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater about six miles west of Cape May Point Thursday in the Delaware Bay.

The 40-foot fishing boat Linda Claire was dredging for crabs when it capsized with three people aboard and sank Thursday morning.

Missing is Josh Cattlet, 24, and rescued were Chris Serra, 27, and Dave Wood, 25. 

Serra and Wood were rescued by good Samaritans aboard the vessels Captain Brown and Sandra Lee and later transferred to emergency medical services personnel ashore at Coast Guard Station Cape May.

A crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Captain Brown informed Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders by radio at 8:30 a.m.

Sector watchstanders launched boats from Station Cape May, Aids to Naivigation Team Cape May and a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City to search for Cattlet. 

The New Jersey State Police are also searching with a boatcrew and a helicopter crew.


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