- Associated Press - Saturday, January 14, 2017

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) - Rescue crews have resumed their search for a missing fisherman whose clam boat was found empty in Little Egg Harbor.

The search for 45-year-old Christopher Hugg resumed Saturday morning. It had been suspended around 5:30 p.m. Friday due to darkness.

Coast Guard units, New Jersey State Police and the Tuckerton Fire Department had used a helicopter and a boat on Friday to search for the Tuckerton man, whose boat was found aground on Hither Island in Ocean County.

Hugg had told a relative Thursday night that he had run aground but didn’t need assistance.

The boat was found containing fishing equipment Friday morning, but there was no sign of Hugg.

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