Coast Guard crews suspend search for missing mariner near Fall River

FALL RIVER, Mass. – U.S. Coast Guard crews suspended the search for a missing mariner near the Charles S. Braga Bridge, Aug. 9 2010.

Coast Guard crews have extensively searched an area approximately five-square miles along the river near the mariners last known location.

Rescue crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Castle Hill used 25 and 45-foot response boats to saturate the area. An HH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, conducted sorties including a first light search. All crews had no results in the search.

Rescue crews are standing by pending further developments.

Please call Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders at (508) 457-3211 with any information regarding the missing mariner.

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