Coast Guard currently searching for person in water

BOSTON (D1 Public Affairs) – Several Coast Guard crews and local agencies are currently searching for a 60-year man who fell in the water in the vicinity of Deer Island, Mass., around 6 p.m.

Coast Guard Sector Boston Command Center received a call from a 34-foot Stingray pleasure craft, the Nina Maria, reporting one of their passengers fell off the boat while en route to the Winthrop, Mass., Yacht Club.

Currently onscene are: a 25-foot and 41-foot boat crew from Coast Guard Station Point Allerton located in Hull, Mass., the 87-foot cutter Hammerhead from Woods Hole, Mass., a Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., the state police and port authority. The Logan and Winthrop fire departments are conducting searches on land for the missing man.

Currently there are 15-25 knot winds with seas of 2-3 feet and there is a severe storm expected to hit the area shortly.

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