A fisherman who was swept out to sea Wednesday morning at the Sandy Hook National Gateway Recreation Area died hours after he was pulled from the water by rescuers, authorities said.
National Parks Service spokeswoman Daphne Yun said the fisherman was apparently wading in the surf around 8 a.m. when he was swept out.
He was pronounced dead at an area hospital shortly before 10 a.m., Yun said.
Middletown police confirmed a water rescue took place involving a fisherman but declined to comment further.
Authorities haven’t yet released the fisherman’s identity pending family notification. The incident remains under investigation.
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Source: NJ.com Morris