Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman 45 miles off Manasquan, NJ

5th Coast Guard District News
MANASQUAN, N.J. — The Coast Guard suspended its search at about 9 a.m. Thursday for a 30-year-old man who was reported missing from a fishing boat 45 miles east of Manasquan Inlet Wednesday.

Missing is Rene 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. Wednesday and reported Lopez was missing and believed to have fallen overboard.

Multiple Coast Guard helicopter and boat crews, along with a good Samaritan fishing boat crew, searched for Lopez for approximately 22 hours covering more than 240 square miles.

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