Coast Guard searching for possible mariner in distress near Buzzards Bay, Mass.

Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead file photo by Petty Officer Pete Milnes

Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead file photo
by Petty Officer Pete Milnes

BOSTON — The Coast Guard and the Buzzards Bay Task Force are searching for a possible mariner in distress after Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders heard a mayday call over the radio Wednesday night .

At around 8:31 p.m a mumbled male voice issued the mayday call. Watchstanders responded to the call but were unable to establish communications. The call was repeated at around 8:53 p.m. with the
same results.

The exact location, nature of distress, description of the vessel, and number of people aboard the vessel are all unknown.

Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead and a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Menemsha are searching in Buzzards Bay.

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