Search for Freemont Maine Man ends after body washes ashore

BOSTON — The Coast Guard ended its search Thursday for a Freemont, Maine, man after his body washed ashore near Bar Harbor, Maine.

The body of Jon Myers was found wearing a lifejacket and inside the area rescue crews were searching.

The search effort concentrated on Eastern and Frenchman Bays, near the area where Myers’ skiff was found. Responders searched for a total of 42 hours and covered more than 575 nautical miles.

Involved in the search were a 25-foot boat crew, a 41-foot boat crew and a 47-foot boat crew all from Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor, Maine, Falcon jet crews and Jayhawk helicopter crews from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., the Maine Marine Patrol, the Bar Harbor harbormaster, the Gouldsboro, Hancock, Sullivan, Sorrento, Winter Harbor and Lamoine fire departments, and local fishermen.

Myers left Salisbury Cove, Maine, Tuesday in a sailboat towing a 12-foot skiff with an outboard motor. He dropped the sailboat off at Hancock Point, Maine, and was reported leaving there in the aluminum skiff between 3 and 3:15 p.m., Tuesday. He was expected to return to Salisbury Cove that evening.

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