Coast Guard rescue crews, Chatham Harbor Master, searching for missing fisherman near Great Round Shoal, Mass.

1st Coast Guard District News
BOSTON — A fisherman who fell overboard near Great Round Shoal, Mass., is being searched for by Coast Guard rescue crews and the Chatham Harbor Master, Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received notification via VHF radio that a 51-year-old man, a crewmember aboard the 27-foot fishing boat, had not been seen for 20 minutes.

Coast Guard Station Chatham launched a rescue crew on a 47-foot motor life boat. The Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel has been divereted to assist with the search. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched a MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter.

“Searches will continue through the night with our assests,” said Lt. Bryan Swintek, the command center chief for Sector Southeast New England. “Partnering with the Harbor Master will give us another tool to help find this man.”

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