Reports of glider down in water off Long Beach Island on NJ shore are unfounded: sheriff

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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.

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