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NJ State Police seeking public’s assistance locating operator in hit-and-run boat crash on Lake Hopatcong

LAKE HOPATCONG, NJ – The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with locating the operator of a boat who was responsible for a hit-and-run vessel accident on Lake Hopatcong in the area of Elba Point on Monday night.

On July 11, at around 9:40 p.m., the operator of the suspect boat struck the rear of a pontoon boat causing extensive damage and fled the scene, state police said.

(Photo: Victim’s vessel. Credit | NJSP)

No serious injuries were reported as a result of the crash, state police said.

The vessel is described as a white 20-foot speedboat with damage to the bow. There is no suspect description at this time, state police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police Marine Services Bureau at 973-663-3400. Anonymous tips are welcome.

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