NJ: Search continues for missing N.J. duck hunter
Posted on Mon, Nov. 17, 2008
Search continues for missing N.J. duck hunter
Police and marine units, including aircraft and scent-tracking dogs,
searched - without success - the Mantua River in Gloucester County
yesterday for a duck hunter missing since the boat he and three others
were in capsized Saturday afternoon. The search was called off after
dark and will resume this morning. The accident happened about 5:30 p.m.
Saturday in Paulsboro just west of I-295. A storm came up suddenly, and
three of the hunters, including a 12-year-old boy, were able to get to a
sandbar and wait for rescue crews. The missing man was identified as
Christopher Pettit, 23, of Gibbstown, according to state police.
Another hunter, Carl Merril, 24, of Paulsboro, was treated for
exposure and released from Underwood Hospital on Saturday night,
according to police. The two others were not identified. Police said
only the boy was wearing a flotation safety device.
The hunter's boat was found yesterday against the Route 44 overpass,
about three quarters of a mile from the accident scene. - Mari A.
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