The Coast Guard has suspended their search for a boater who disappeared after his vessel had an accident off Longport late Sunday night.

Pontoon boat that struck a buoy off Longport (NBC 40)

 

Witness Tom Murphy told CBS Philly he heard a thump and then saw a man swimming as he shouted Biddle's name. He and another man came outside and helped guide the man to shore.

Longport Mayor Nick Russo says speed may have contributed to the accident, which significantly damaged the boat according to a tweet by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Coast Guard brought in a 25-foot Response Boat and a helicopter to assist  Longport Police and Fire with the search for Biddle.

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