OCEAN COUNTY, N.J. — After rescue efforts launched amid reports a glider went down off Long Beach Island along the Jersey Shore, officials determined the reports of the downed glider were unfounded.
The Ocean County Sheriff’s Office said they got a report around 11:30 a.m. Thursday of the aircraft into the water about a mile off the South New Jersey Shore. Around 1:20 p.m., they’d determined the reports were unfounded.
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Mid-Atlantic branch tweeted around 12:30 p.m. they had received a report of the plane crash.
According to officials, a glider can hold one to three people.
The local and state police, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard, all launched rescue efforts.