Man Overboard in Gloucester MA
Boston.com reports that the Coast Guard has suspended its search for a fisherman who fell overboard yesterday morning about 46 miles southeast of Gloucester.
The rescue mission consisted of three air searches and the use of three cutters and a 47-foot motorized boat, Meyer said.
The 42-year-old single man was onboard the Miss Lindsey II working on the nets when he fell. No details on what caused his fall were released.
Crew members on the commercial fishing vessel told the Coast Guard that the man was a poor swimmer or could not swim and was not wearing a life vest.
When deciding when to call off a rescue mission, Meyer said the Coast Guard takes into account weather conditions, water temperature, how long the person has been in the water, and how well searchers feel they’ve covered the area.
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