WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — State Police officers continue to search for a southern New Jersey police officer who disappeared after taking his boat out into the ocean this week.

The Coast Guard stopped looking for Middle Township Patrolman Jason Sill of Cape May Court House in the waters off Wildwood at 10 p.m. Tuesday. But state police crews continued to look for him on Wednesday and will resume their efforts on Thursday morning.

Sill was last seen taking his boat out from a Wildwood marina at 11 a.m. Monday. An hour later, a passing boater saw it empty in the water, and called the Coast Guard.

The keys were still in it and two fishing poles were on board as well.

There’s no word on how long the State Police will continue looking.

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