Horsham Man Vanishes at Jersey Shore

The 52-year-old man has been missing since Friday.

The Coast Guard has ended a search for a 54-year-old Horsham man who went missing off the coast of South Jersey Friday, according to ABC27.

Brad Smith and another man were walking with their daughters in knee-deep water in North Wildwood late Friday afternoon when they were said to have fallen into a drop in the sand.

ABC reports that the four were pulled out to sea by the undertow, though the other man and his daughter were able to make their way back to shore. A man on a personal watercraft rescued Smith's 7-year-old daughter, but Smith has not been located.

According to the Press of Atlantic City, helicopter and boat searches were carried out Friday night and Saturday morning. Officials decided around 3 p.m. Saturday to suspend the search.

James Kephart Jr. July 31, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Was "my guy" for the past 10 years - still cannot believe it. My thoughts and prayers also go out to the whole family. A lot of loyal customers will be willing to help in any way we can so if and when the time comes, please ask - I was one of his computer helpers. I will miss him dearly! "There is no greater demonstration of devotion, no greater sacrifice of love, than to lay down your life for another"
European American. July 31, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Stan I'll be at the shop all day with Nicole and Kyle. Your daughter stopped by yesterday. James, that quote couldn't have been said better. I told my wife to take comfort in the fact that her dad is a hero. Right now my words have no meaning to her but someday they will. As parents, we all say that we would lay down in front of a bus for our kids, hoping that it would never come to that, but Brad did. He made sure his daughter was safe before he took his last breath. Brad his very big shoes to fill. And I hope I can only be a fraction as good a parent to my daughter as he was to his.
European American. July 31, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Just so everyones knows, we as a family will do everything in out power to keep his shop running. Kyle was at work yesterday!! He is a lot like his father. He definitely has his work ethic. He will also be there most of the week. We hope the customers will stay loyal to a great man and a great family
christine ware July 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Brad has been our mechanic for at least twenty years. It was always a pleasure to do business with him, as he was always honest and would help us with all our auto problems. He never seemed to have a bad day, always smiles and jokes. He will be missed. We certainly will continue to take all our vehicles to Kyle. Bless Brad,and all our prayers are with his family.
Carole Ingenito August 05, 2012 at 04:35 AM
so so sorry for this horrible fate...I was there that day and can tell you everyone on that beach that day was sickened and worried for him and his daughter, friend, wife and family...god bless you all...praying his little girl is ok


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