MANASQUAN, N.J. (PIX11) – A person went missing and two others were rescued when a boat capsized in the Manasquan Inlet Thursday night, according to the Coast Guard.
Officials said they received a call from Point Pleasant police around 8:15 p.m.
The boat capsized after being hit by a wave, according to authorities.
Rescuers were still searching for the missing boater as of Friday morning.
“Tropical storm conditions and coastal flooding west of Hurricane Lee are expected to begin in southern New England [Friday] afternoon, and spread northward along the coast of New England through Saturday likely leading to downed trees and potential power outages. Heavy rainfall from Lee could produce localized urban and small stream flooding in eastern Maine from Friday into Saturday night,” the weather service stated on its website.
In Manasquan and along the Jersey Shore, a High Surf Advisory and a Rip Current Advisory remain in effect through Saturday evening.
Officials warned residents against going into the water due to dangerous conditions. In Seaside Heights, anyone who ignores the swimming ban could be slapped with fines that range anywhere from $100 to $1,250.