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Body of missing fisherman from Port Norris found in Delaware

pressofAtlanticCity.com -Missing Port Norris fisherman Joshua Catlett’s body was found Thursday on the beach in southern Delaware and identified Friday, New Jersey State Police said. Catlett, 24, was missing and presumed dead since his fishing vessel capsized April 4, sending him and two surviving crew members into the Delaware Bay about six miles west of Cape May Point. continued

Investigators say boat sank off Cape May after dredge became snagged; boater still missing

The 40-foot Linda Claire was at the mouth of the Delaware Bay, six miles west of Cape May Point, dredging for conchs and blue crabs Thursday morning when the boat rolled over and sent the three-man crew into 43-degree waters. Captain Chris Serra, 27, of Vineland, and Dave Wood, 25, of Commercial Township, were both saved by crewmen from other boats working in the area. continued

New Jersey Fisherman Josh Catlett missing after F/V Linda Claire suddenly rolled over. Acts of Heroism, Search suspended – Video

It was 8:45 a.m. Thursday when the Linda Claire, a 44-foot commercial boat, started taking on water about six miles west of Cape May Point and capsized, sending the three men on board into the bay. Fishermen from a the F/V Sandra Lee and another boat, F/V Katherine Brown, were able to rescue two of the men: 25-year-old David Wood and 27-year-old Chris Serra. “I said a prayer to God.  It’s a dangerous life, we take that risk, I’m sorry,” said fisherman Robert Brown. continued