Coast Guard seeks assistance with search

BOSTON – The Coast Guard and local agencies are seeking assistance in their search for a man who witnesses say went swimming in the Bass River in Yarmouth, Mass., Saturday night, but did not see him return.

The Yarmouth police department contacted Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England around 9:40 p.m., Saturday after two women reported seeing a Caucasian male approximately 70 years old and wearing swim shorts enter the water, but did see him return.

A beach chair and other items were found near the area where the man was last seen.

Searching are a 27-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Chatham, Mass., a Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., the Yarmouth Harbor Master and Yarmouth police and fire departments.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at 508-457-3211.

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