NORTH WILDWOOD (AP) — Rescuers are searching for a man who was in distress in the ocean near Hereford Inlet in South Jersey.

Front gate of the Coast Guard training facility in Cape May (Coast Guard)

North Wildwood police attempted a rescue early Tuesday, but could not reach him.

A witness reported seeing a man in distress around 6:50 a.m.

The victim is described as a white male, approximately 40 years old with brown hair.

Agencies involved with the search include the North Wildwood police and fire departments and Beach Patrol; New Jersey State Police and the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

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