New details revealed in deadly boating incident off Ocean City, New Jersey

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Thursday, August 20, 2020
1 dead, 1 injured after boating incident off Ocean City: Sources
One person has died and another was rushed to the hospital following a boating incident off Ocean City, New Jersey, sources tell Action News.

OCEAN CITY, New Jersey (WPVI) -- New Jersey State Police say a man died after a boat operator lost control while on the water off Ocean City, New Jersey on Wednesday.

The call came in around 2 p.m. in the area of Seacliff Road where a boat was found washed ashore.

Police say the boat, being operated by a 73-year-old man, was traveling westbound in the Great Egg Harbor Inlet when he lost control.

The incident sent the boat operator and his passenger, 59-year-old Philip Azzante, into the water.

State Police and the U.S. Coast Guard were able to recover both victims, but Azzante did not survive.

The boat operator was rushed to Shore Medical Center for unknown injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.