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Search for 6 missing NJ boaters shifts north after mayday

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A relative of two of the six men who failed to return from a weekend overnight fishing trip off New Jersey says the Coast Guard has moved its search to the north.

Thomas McDade is the son of boat owner Geoffrey McDade and the brother of one of the other fishermen, James McDade.

He says his mother called the Coast Guard on Sunday afternoon when the group did not return as planned from an overnight deep-sea tuna fishing trip aboard the 32-foot vessel Black Magic.

The Coast Guard initially was searching off the New Jersey coast, but they have moved to the north, near Martha's Vineyard, Mass., after a mayday call came from there around 1 a.m. Monday.

Several of the men are from around Forked River, N.J.


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