Rescuers find body of man who jumped off boat

June 11, 2009 6:07:37 PM PDT
The Coast Guard says it has recovered the body of a 51-year-old New Jersey man who jumped overboard from a whale-watching boat off Cape May. Ajit Modi of Plainsboro jumped from the Spirit of Cape May, an 85-foot boat used for whale- and dolphin-watching cruises, at around 10:15 a.m. Thursday, not long after the boat had pulled away from shore.

His body was recovered near the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal a few hours later after being spotted from a Coast Guard helicopter.

An investigation is under way.

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