Police: Man dies trying to swim to shore from disabled boat in Barnegat Bay

Authorities in New Jersey say a man trying to swim to shore from a disabled boat in Barnegat Bay died.

News 12 Staff

May 2, 2020, 4:24 PM

Updated 1,443 days ago

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(AP) - Authorities in New Jersey say a man trying to swim to shore from a disabled boat in Barnegat Bay died.
Police in Seaside Heights said the 57-year-old man was near the Dock Outfitters just after 8 p.m. Friday when his boat engine died.
Chief Thomas Boyd said the man tried to swim to shore in water that was about 50 degrees. He said another man standing on the dock tried to aid the victim by throwing a life preserver to him.
Emergency responders arrived and tried to revive the man but were unable to do so.
His name wasn’t immediately released. State police are investigating.
-The Associated Press


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