The U.S. Coast Guard remains on stand by in the search for a missing boater in the Delaware Bay, after suspending efforts Thursday night.

Two crew mates were rescued earlier in the day, while Joshua Catlett, 24, is still missing.

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"We are standing by if anyone has any information to help us find him," said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Nick Ameen. "Unless we receive new details, that's the state we remain in."

The crew of three from Port Norris was aboard a 40-foot fishing boat, the Linda Claire, that went out on the bay Thursday morning dredging for crabs. It was found mostly submerged, and Ameen said it was unknown what caused the boat to sink.

The search and rescue team suspended efforts at 8:30 p.m. due to time and search conditions, Ameen said.

Boat crews from Station Cape May, Aids to Naivigation Team Cape May and a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City all joined in the search. The New Jersey State Police took part with a boat crew and a helicopter crew.


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