Guard searching for man overboard southeast of Nantucket

1st Coast Guard District NewsBOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water approximately 35 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

At about 8:30 p.m., the crew of the 85-foot scalloping vessel Hear No Evil notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England via VHF channel 16 that a 54-year-old male was missing from the vessel and may have fallen overboard.

Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead, and Coast Guard Station Brant Point are currently searching along with the Hear No Evil and other nearby vessels.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at 508-457-3211 or on VHF channel 16.

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