SANDY HOOK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Divers resumed their search Thursday for a missing fisherman in New Jersey.

Tom Andresen’s sunken 40-foot trawler called El Jefe was found Wednesday in the Sandy Hook Channel after state police used sonar to locate it.

PHOTOS: Search For Missing Boat Near Sandy Hook, N.J.

Andresen is believed to have been on board alone, but state police said they could not confirm whether there was a body on the sunken boat.

A captain of another boat reported seeing Andresen’s boat sinking in the Sandy Hook Channel around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Andresen’s wife, Barbara Andresen, issued a statement saying she has “high hopes” that her husband will be found.

“My family and I are optimistic that he will return home safely,” she said. “Please keep us in your prayers and hope for the best, we all love him very much.”

The search was suspended Wednesday afternoon because of dangerous water currents.


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