1 dead in fishing boat accident off NJ coast

BARNEGAT LIGHT - One person is dead after a fishing boat capsized yesterday off the New Jersey coast.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the 44-foot Mandy Ness capsized off Long Beach Island, about 10 miles off the New Jersey coast. Long-time fisherman, Jimmy Mears, 55 got stuck under the overturned boat

The victim's brother heard the distress call, was nearby, and rushed to the scene in his boat, the "Frances Ann". He managed to rescue another crew member who went overboard, but couldn't save his brother.

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer pulled Mears' unresponsive body from underneath the capsized hull. Mears was taken by helicopter to the Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and pronounced dead after being transferred to a nearby hospital.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The Bayonne Board of Education voted Wednesday evening 1 Nearly 300 Bayonne School District employees, including teachers, laid off
Ruben Mondalto was able to wander away from 2 Toddler wanders away from Sayreville day care
Hackensack residents say that they want to see 3 Residents voice concerns over Teterboro flight paths
Bayonne layoffs 4 Bayonne layoffs
Hoboken police two men assaulted a woman and 5 Hoboken police seek ID of robbery suspects

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE