Body found where Coast Guardsman vanished

June 28, 2011 7:58:39 AM PDT
Authorities have recovered a body in Barnegat Bay Tuesday near where a Coast Guardsman fell off a speedboat.

Lt. Tom Ryan of the Ocean County Sheriff's Department told the Asbury Park Press an autopsy will determine if the body is 25-year-old Petty Officer Nicholas Holmes.

Holmes and another man were tossed from the 23-foot boat after being rocked by a wave left by another boat on Saturday night.

There is no posted speed limit in the area.

The other man, who sustained a fracture to his arm, was immediately pulled from the water.

Authorities launched an air and sea search before calling it off Monday night.

Holmes was a machinery technician at Air Station Atlantic City.


Information from: Asbury Park Press

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