Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman east of Cape Ann

1st Coast Guard District News
BOSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search at 10:42 a.m. Friday, pending further developments, for a fisherman who went overboard from the fishing vessel Lydia & Maya approximately 32 miles southeast of Cape Ann, Mass., Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received a report at approximately 12:30 p.m. Thursday, from the 71-foot fishing vessel Lydia & Maya, homeported in Boston, stating that a 47-year-old male crewmember had gone overboard and they were unable to find him.

He was reported to be wearing orange pants, an orange overcoat and no lifejacket.

Searching were crews from:

  • The 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma
  • The 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Ridley
  • A Coast Guard Station Gloucester, Mass., 47-foot Motor Life Boat
  • A Coast Guard Station Provincetown, Mass., 47-foot Motor Life Boat
  • Two Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter

Coast Guard crews searched more than 290 square miles with no sign of the fisherman.

The water temperature was 47 degrees, the air temperature was 40 degrees and seas were two-to-four feet with 20-knot winds.

The incident is under investigation.

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