Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman reported overboard from Pt. Judith boat

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The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a fisherman reported overboard Friday morning in the waters off Southeastern Massachusetts from a boat out of Point Judith.

The Coast Guard was called at 1:39 a.m. Friday after crew members realized the 54-year-old man was missing, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Noel.

A tweet from the Coast Guard's Northeast district on Saturday said that the Coast Guard and local agencies had suspended their search, pending further developments.

The Susan Rose had been fishing off the south shore of Martha's Vineyard and was heading toward New Bedford, according to Noel. The boat was in the vicinity of Nomans Land, a small, uninhabited island about 3 miles off the Vineyard's southwest corner, according to the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard had searched with a helicopter out of Air Station Cape Cod, a 47-foot boat out of Menemsha on Martha's Vineyard and two additional boats out of New Bedford, Noel said. Two boats from the Buzzards Bay Task Force, which consists of police, fire and harbormaster boats, also participated, Noel said.

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This article originally appeared on The Providence Journal: Search suspended for fisherman who fell from Point Judith boat