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Man Fishing Off NJ Coast Hits Head In Boat, Dies

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CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) – The Coast Guard says a 51-year-old man who hit his head while fishing on a charter boat off the New Jersey coast has died.

A crew member on the Fish Hawk called the Coast Guard just after 8:30 a.m. Saturday to report that a passenger had suffered a head injury and was unconscious.

Petty Officer Jonathan Lindberg told The Press of Atlantic City that the Coast Guard arrived and continued the crew’s resuscitation attempts during the 9-mile trip to Cape May.

The man was pronounced dead on shore. His name was not immediately released.

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