Search for planes off the coast of New Jersey after “unfounded” report
The search for a plane that apparently fell about a mile off the coast of New Jersey on Thursday was called off after authorities deemed the reports “baseless.”
A call to 911 reported a plane crash around 11:30 a.m. off the 26th Street section of Long Beach Island.
Early reports said it was an aircraft with up to three people, but other sources said it could be a glider, ultralight, or kiteboard, according to News4.
The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and crews responded from stations in Atlantic City and Barnegat Light. The Coast Guard participated in a two-hour search in conjunction with New Jersey State Police and the Beach Patrol.
Video footage shared on social media showed an ongoing investigation in rough waters.
Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy said officers left on a jet ski, according to ABC7.
However, search teams found nothing and on Thursday afternoon the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office said reports of a glider crash were “unfounded.”
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