Fisherman dies trying to swim to shore

July 14, 2011 8:22:41 AM PDT
A Coast Guard helicopter early Thursday spotted the body of a fisherman who decided to go for a swim in New Jersey's Arthur Kill.

Authorities say the man had jumped off a pier in Perth Amboy to swim back to shore with another man on Wednesday night.

Fire Chief Dave Volk told The Star-Ledger of Newark the other man made it to land. However, the fisherman was last seen clinging to a piling of a pier.

Seven boats and two helicopters joined the search.

His name has not been released.


Information from:The Star-Ledger