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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  1. sharon says:

    Plz plz find my husband!!! We want him home safe alive is child reyna lopez n wife sharon lopez miss his so much..

  2. Kari newberry says:

    Words can’t even explain how sorry I am for you Sharon I love you so much and if you need anything please call me … And to those who are searching god bless you and please bring him home!!!

  3. Abigail says:

    Sharon, plz keep up updated. My brother works for the same company as your husband and my husband works for another company but here in Newport News as well. He actually called me yestarday really concerned. You guys will find him, you’ll see.

  4. maria lopez says:

    Excelente ser humano,bueno y noble. Dios le de Fortaleza a todos sus seres queridos para enfrentar tan dura prueba.

  5. Jamie says:

    Sharon I’m so sorry !!! You an your family are in my prayers !! I will keep uall in my prayers also have our church our prayer chain is also praying for u !!!!

  6. Alba Estrada says:

    Espero en Dios que lo encuentren.. Nunca hay q perder la fe… Estoy consternada y muy triste por la noticia… Una buena persona y de corazon noble… Un buen amigo de mi esposo.. En verdad de todo corazon espero q el este bien.. Mis sinceras Bendiciones para todos sus hermanos .. Sharon y reyna….