Coast Guard ends search for missing Lynn woman

BOSTON — The Coast Guard ended its search for missing 22-year old Marina Kohn at 9:22 this morning.

“The decision to end the search for Ms. Kohn is a very difficult one,” said Cmdr. Nathan Knapp, the deputy of response at Coast Guard Sector Boston. “As a life saving service, it’s never easy to end a search with someone still missing at sea. Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this difficult time.”

A Coast Guard 47-foot boat crew will remain on scene providing a safety zone for the Massachusetts State Dive Team. The Newburyport police and harbormaster are also assisting with dive operations.

Coast Guard crews searched nearly 120 square miles in an effort to find Kohn.

The Coast Guard, Good Samaritans and state and local agencies began searching for Kohn after receiving a report that she and seven other people were swept off a sandbar by the current.

“We appreciate the actions of the Good Samaritan responders and the many agencies that dedicated their search efforts to find Ms. Kohn,” Knapp said.

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