Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman near Moss Landing

11th Coast Guard District NewsSAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard crews suspended the search at 8:37 p.m. for a 42-year-old man who went overboard from a 43-foot fishing vessel approximately nine miles off the coast of Moss Landing, Calif., Tuesday.

The fishing vessel Elaine notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Monterey, Calif., that a crewmember had gone overboard at approximately 6:30 a.m.

The Coast Guard searched with crews aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station San Francisco, two 47-foot Motor Lifeboats from Station Monterey, and the Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat homeported in Monterey. A fireboat from the Monterey County Fire Department also assisted with the search.

The Coast Guard searched an area of 242 square miles for approximately 13 hours.

If you have any problems viewing this article, please report it here.