Reports of plane crash off Long Beach Island "unfounded," sheriff says

LONG BEACH ISLAND, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Reports of a plane crash off Long Beach Island, New Jersey are "unfounded," the Ocean County Sheriff's Department said Thursday afternoon.

The incident was reported around 11:30 a.m. off of the East 26th Street beach in Beach Haven.

Those reports brought a major response from police and the Coast Guard.

Chopper 6 was overhead as helicopters, boats and officers on jet skis combed the area.

However, investigators have determined there was no plane crash after all.
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