A sunken trawler boat found off the Jersey shore Wednesday is the missing fishing vessel authorities have been looking for since getting reports of a boat in distress near the Sandy Hook peninsula nearly 24 hours ago, the Coast Guard confirmed Wednesday.
Crews found the boat, "El Jefe," Wednesday morning in the Sandy Hook Channel. Officials have said they believe only one person was on the boat when it sank. Divers planned to search the wreck for survivors but dangerous water currents forced the search to be suspended.
It will resume Thursday morning.
The Belford Seafood Co-Op said in a Facebook post Thursday night that the boat was captained by Tom Anderson of New York. The seafood market said that Anderson had been docking his boat there recently and was thought to be on the ship alone when it began to sink.
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