NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday suspended its search for a fisherman who allegedly fell overboard from a trawler off the coast of Massachusetts.
The man was reported missing Friday morning by his crewmates on the Susan Rose, a 77-foot-long fishing vessel based in Point Judith, RI The Susan Rose was near Martha’s Vineyard on a course for New Bedford at the time of her disappearance.
Coast Guard cutters and planes searched for the man on Friday and Saturday as local authorities scoured the local coastline.
The Coast Guard announced Saturday afternoon that it was suspending the search after covering more than 1,000 square nautical miles.
The missing 54-year-old fisherman has not been identified.