Injured boat crew member leaves NJ hospital

TRENTON, N.J. - December 27, 2009

But the fate of two fellow crew members from Virginia remains unknown.

Robert Mark Cooper of Point Pleasant was released Friday from AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's City Campus, two days after a Coast Guard crew found him in a life raft. Details on his injuries have not been disclosed, and Cooper could not be reached for comment on Sunday.

Cooper was among three people aboard the Alisha Marie, a 38-foot boat based in Point Pleasant. It capsized Wednesday night after being hit by a large wave about 26 miles east of Barnegat Light.

The search for William Brown Jr. and Joseph Bell, both of Newport News, Va., was suspended late Thursday night.

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