SANDY HOOK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey State Police said they’ve located the 40-foot fishing boat that sank in the Sandy Hook Channel on Tuesday.
The vessel was found just before 9 a.m. Wednesday closer to the beach near Buoy 14 using side scan sonar, police said.
Police confirmed around 2:15 p.m. that the vessel they found was the missing boat El Jefe.
State police said they could not confirm whether there was a body on board the sunken boat.
The discovery was made exactly where fisherman Tom Andresen went missing Tuesday afternoon, CBS2′ Ilana Gold reported. State police and the Coast Guard said they are suspending activity for the day and will resume Thursday.
A captain of another boat reported seeing Andresen’s 40-foot boat sinking in the Sandy Hook Channel around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
When rescuers arrived, they found only small clues bobbing on the surface, including a life ring and a cooler. Before sunset, they also found floating oil that could have come from a boat in distress.