A pair of boats crashed in Barnegat Bay Sunday afternoon, killing a Burlington County man, according to State Police.


Authorities said 26-year-old Chan-Hee Kang of Hainesport was operating a 16-foot Carolina skiff when it collided with a 36-foot speed boat shortly before 3 p.m. in Oyster Creek Channel, according to The Patch.

The Patch reports Kang and two passengers were thrown into the water. One of those passengers suffered minor injures. The U.S. Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light assisted in taking the victims to shore. Four people aboard the speedboat were unharmed.

Kang was pronounced dead at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin.

Authorities are investigating what caused the boats to collide.


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