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Hey guys, have they found the 2 missing hunters in Cumberland Co. yet?
That was the Maurice river wasn't it?

God bless em!
 

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thanks tack, I went off of the news map and it looked like they had the Maurice pinned as the spot.
 

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No they hav'nt found them yet....i was down there in the same area that day.....and was going to launch out of the same Ramp...but did'nt...wish i did now..i been thinking about them guys since last weekend it really hit me this week....my wife does'nt want me to go out on the bay anymore...Bless them guys...and their familes....
 

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Sorry I am late in posting this....

State Police find body of 2nd missing hunter
by The Associated Press
Friday February 15, 2008, 10:46 PM
New Jersey State Police say they've recovered a second body in the search for three goose hunters who went missing last weekend in the marshlands of Cumberland County.

The body of 59-year-old Zdzislaw "Jerry" Piorkowski of Philadelphia was found at about 12:50 p.m. today on a tributary of Back Creek in Fairfield Township.

The site is more than half a mile from where the hunters' boat was found Sunday night.

Friends say Piorkowski, Jan Toryf and Jozef Karamuz had set out last Saturday afternoon to hunt geese and were expected to return home that night.

Authorities began a search the next day.

Toryf's body was found that night. The search for Karamuz is continuing.

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Search for last missing hunter will continue for the time being
by South Jersey News Online
Wednesday February 20, 2008, 5:24 PM
By AMANDA HAMM
[email protected]

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A motor and gas tank were discovered Wednesday near Husted Landing Marina and authorities believe the items belong to the three hunters who went missing in the area Feb. 10.

One of the hunters, Dr. Jozef Karamuz, 69, of Huntington Valley, Pa., remains missing. The bodies of the two other hunters, Jan Toryfter, 45, of Princeton, and Zdzislaw "Jerry" Piorkowski, 59, of Philadelphia, have been found.

An autopsy revealed Toryfter died of exposure. The results of Piorkowski's autopsy have not been released.

Authorities have not been able to say what caused the men to go missing, but with the discovery of the motor and gas tank, state police spokesman Sgt. Stephen Jones said Wednesday they are slowly piecing a likely scenario together.

"We're starting to get a clearer picture of what went on," he said. "We're still making progress on the actual investigation of the incident."

Jones said while the motor and gas tank were discovered, as of Wednesday afternoon only the gas tank had been retrieved. The fact that the two items were discovered at all came as a surprise, he added.

"At first we thought there might not have been a motor," he said, as the boat was discovered without one.

Members of the Fortescue dive team and fire and rescue, along with divers from the state police TEAMS (Tactical Emergency and Mission Specialists) unit continued to search the area Wednesday, according to Jones. He said the search for the remaining hunter will continue for at least the time being.

"They're still going out daily with boats," Jones said. "Sometimes they also use helicopters, sometimes they use K-9 (search dogs). Sometimes they have personnel from the Port Norris (state police barracks) searching."

The three men had originally set out on their snow-geese hunting trip around 2 p.m. Feb. 9, and were due back around 7 p.m. the same day. When they did not return, they were reported missing by their families. Authorities have said they do not suspect any foul play in their disappearance
 
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