Boat capsizes, man missing off Del.

October 10, 2008 8:36:38 AM PDT
The Coast Guard says three boat crews and a helicopter are searching for a man reported missing after an 18-foot boat capsized off Lewes.

Petty Officer Crystalynn Kneen says the incident was reported about 5:50 p.m. Thursday when another boater reported finding a capsized boat and five people in the water. The boater rescued the five, but could not locate Bruce Weaver.

She says the search involves local authorities, a Coast Guard helicopter from Atlantic City, 47-foot and 41-foot lifeboats from Cape May, N.J., and Indian River-based Coast Guard cutter Ibis.

Kneen said Weaver was reportedly wearing a life jacket. More information is expected Friday afternoon after the Coast Guard interviews the survivors.

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