Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard from ferry Provincetown II

1st Coast Guard District News
BOSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended its active search at 5:38 p.m. Sunday for a man who went overboard from the Provincetown II ferry near Castle Island, Mass., Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received a report from the Provincetown II stating that a man had went overboard from the third deck at approximately 10:45 p.m. and they were unable to see him.

Crews from numerous federal, state and local agencies searched for more than 17 hours and covered more than 151 square nautical miles with no sign of the man.

Searching were crews from:

Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle, a 110-foot patrol boat from Gloucester, Mass.
Coast Guard Station Boston
Coast Guard Station Point Allerton, Mass
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter
Coast Guard Auxiliary from Boston and Point Allerton
Boston Fire Department
Boston Police Department
Boston Harbor Police
Quincy, Mass., Police Department
Massachusetts State Police
MassPort Fire Department
Provincetown II

The incident is under investigation.

Weather on scene was 74 degrees air temperature and the water is 65 degrees. Seas are calm with overcast skies.

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