One person has died and another person was rushed to an area hospital following a boating incident off of Ocean City Wednesday afternoon. reports authorities responded to a report of an abandoned vessel around noon Wednesday on the beach near Seacliff Road.

A statement from the Coast Guard published by says a boat was discovered beached on the shore where the ocean meets Great Egg Inlet.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted the missing boaters in the water. One person was reported to be unresponsive while the other was rushed to an area hospital.

A 59-year-old man died in the incident while a 73-year-old man was taken to Shore Memorial Hosptial, according to WPVI-TV. reports state troopers recovered video showing the pair leaving Somers Point Marina that morning.

A spokesperson for the New Jersey State Police told, "The case is an active and open investigation at this time."

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