Coast Guard ends search for missing person near Narragansett

BOSTON – Coast Guard crews ended their search today for a person who went missing on Sunday near Narragansett, R.I.

A Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., the 110-foot Coast Guard Cutter Tybee from Woods Hole, Mass., and boat crews from Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, Station Point Judith and the Department of Environmental Management searched for about 24 hours and covered a more than 200-square-mile area near Black Point but did not find Michael Oliveria.

Personnel from Station Point Judith and DEM also searched along the shore.

A Jayhawk helicopter crew recovered the body of Oliveria’s wife, Tammie Oliveria, around 7 p.m., Sunday.

“The decision to end a search is one of the most difficult decisions to make,” said Capt. Raymond Perry, the commander of Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael and Tammie Oliveria’s family and friends.”

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