THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 7/27/08
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The Coast Guard has stopped searching for
the owner and captain of a Rhode Island fishing boat that sank off
the coast of New Jersey.
The Coast Guard suspended its search for 58 year-old Philip
Ruhle at sunset Friday after searching an area larger than the
state of Delaware. A Coast Guard spokeswoman won't say if the
suspension means that Ruhle is believed dead.
Two crew members were rescued after spending three hours in the
water. The 80-foot Sea Breeze of Newport, R.I., was laden with
100,000 pounds of fish when it capsized and sank about 45 miles east
of Atlantic City late Wednesday.
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