Coast Guard searches for missing fisherman 45 miles off Manasquan, NJ

5th Coast Guard District News
MANASQUAN, N.J. — The Coast Guard is searching for a 30-year-old man approximately 45 miles east of Manasquan Inlet Wednesday after he was reported missing from a fishing boat.

Missing is Renee Lopez of Newport News, Va.

A crewmember from the fishing boat Yvonne Michelle contacted Coast Guard watchstanders via VHF-FM Channel 16 at about 11:30 a.m. and reported Lopez was missing and believed to have fallen overboard.

Searching are two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet and the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Mako, a coastal patrol boat homeported in Cape May.

Lopez was reported to be wearing a blue raincoat, orange boots and a hat.

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