Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to swamped boat in Essex River, possible person in the water

29 Cape DissapointmentBOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews, along with partner agencies, are responding to a swamped 17-foot pleasure craft and a possible person in the water Monday at the mouth of the Essex River.

Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan about the swamped boat at approximately 11 a.m.  The same good Samaritan had seen the boat at about 7 a.m. traveling towards the mouth of the river with one woman aboard. The woman was described as being approximately 50 years old with gray hair. She was not wearing a lifejacket.

A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Gloucester and an MH-60 Jayhawk crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod responded and are searching for the woman.

The Essex Harbor Master, Gloucester Harbor Master, the Marine Environmental Police, and the Gloucester Police Department are also searching.

If any one has any information about the possible missing woman please Contact Coast Guard Sector Boston at 617-223-5757.

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