Coast Guard suspends search for missing girl near Rockport Mass.

1st Coast Guard District NewsBOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews are suspending a search today for a 2-year-old girl who went missing near Rockport, Mass.

The girl, Caleigh Anne Harrison, went missing Thursday at 12:25 p.m.

Coast Guard crews worked with local authorities to cover an area of 248-square nautical miles and searched more than 18 hours.

Other agency personnel assisting in the search were: Gloucester Fire and Police Department and Harbormaster; Rockport Fire and Police Department and Harbormaster; Massachusetts Environmental Police; and Massachusetts State Police and divers.

Coast Guard Sector Boston rescue coordinators launched several units including a 47-foot Motor Life Boat and 25-foot rescue boat from Coast Guard Station Gloucester, a 49-foot rescue boat from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Boston, the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Flying Fish, and an MH-60 Rescue Helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod.

“This is an unfortunate and frustrating case, even with tremendous coordination with our local partners, an extensive search area and favorable weather conditions were unable to find Caleigh,” said Cmdr. Thomas Morkan, Sector Boston Chief of Response.

Local and state authorities, including the harbormaster and Rockport Police Department boat and helicopter crews, also aided in the search.

Any new information about the missing girl can activate the search again.

Anyone with information regarding the missing girl is asked to call local authorities or the Coast Guard command center at (617) 223-5757.

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