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Police say Captain not on recovered Sea Tow boat

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Family and friends of a Sea Tow Captain are still looking for answers as to where he may be after he went missing last week. They are distraught after learning that his body was not on the boat that was pulled from the water earlier on Monday.

34-old David McAuliffe went missing on Tuesday when he left the Farley State Marina in Atlantic City and headed towards Somers Point. The 49 foot long boat the Cape Hatteras never made it there.

On Monday Sea Tow and New Jersey State Police lifted the vessel from a Longport Marina. The boat was discovered on Friday, upside down and partially buried in sand in the Great Egg Harbor Inlet.

It was moved to Longport on Sunday to be searched when underwater visibility was in better condition. There is still no word on what may have caused the boat to sink.

McAuliffe's family watched as the boat was lifted out of the water but left immediately after finding out that officials still don't know where his body may be.

The Coast Guard searched for McAuliffe following the initial distress calls from an emergency beacon on the boat, but that search has since been called off.

The missing person's investigation continues.

Crews from the N. J. State Police, U. S. Coast Guard and Sea Tow are currently working on the investigation. 

It is still not known what caused the boat to sink.

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