The father of a missing tow boat captain says his son's vessel has been discovered upside down and partially buried in sand near a southern New Jersey inlet.

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But there remains no sign of Sea Tow boat captain David C. McAuliffe, who went missing on Tuesday after what was to be a short trip from Atlantic City to Somers Point.

David R. McAuliffe tells The Press of Atlantic City his son's boat was found near the Great Egg Harbor Inlet.

Sea Tow says recovery efforts are under way for the boat and asks that people respect the family's privacy.

The Coast Guard has called off a search for the missing captain.

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