Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman off Nantucket

60 AstoriaBOSTON — Coast Guard crews are searching for a person in the water Monday after receiving a report of a fisherman being entangled in a net near Nantucket.

At about 9:15 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report that a fisherman aboard the 42-foot fishing vessel, No Regrets, became entangled in the vessel’s nets as they were being deployed and was swept over the side approximately one-quarter mile west of Great Point on Nantucket.

A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod were launched as well as a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew and a 29-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Brant Point to search the Great Point area.

The Nantucket Harbormaster, Chatham Harbormaster, Chatham Fire Dive Team, and other local government agencies are on-scene searching.  Multiple good Samaritan vessels are also in the area assisting with the search.

No regrets is homported in Oaks Bluff, Massachusetts.

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