Rescue crews resume search for missing New Jersey fisherman
Rescue crews have resumed their search for a missing fisherman whose clam boat was found empty in Little Egg Harbor.
The search for 45-year-old Christopher Hugg resumed Saturday morning. It had been suspended around 5:30 p.m. Friday due to darkness.
Coast Guard units, New Jersey State Police and the Tuckerton Fire Department had used a helicopter and a boat on Friday to search for the Tuckerton man, whose boat was found aground on Hither Island in Ocean County.
Hugg had told a relative Thursday night that he had run aground but didn't need assistance.
The boat was found containing fishing equipment Friday morning, but there was no sign of Hugg.