Update: Search suspended for missing deckhand

Crews from Station Menemsha continued to search for a missing fisherman on Saturday. -Eunki Seonwoo

Updated at 1 pm

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for a man missing from a fishing vessel since early Friday morning, Petty Officer Ryan Noel told The Times.

After searching throughout the night, 1,064 square nautical miles have been combed through over 53 total asset hours. The active search has been suspended as of 10:28 am Saturday morning, pending further developments, Noel said. 

Earlier on Saturday, the Coast Guard had continued to search for the deckhand, who is believed to have fallen overboard in the vicinity of Nomans Land early Friday morning. The man was aboard the 77-foot stern trawler Susan Rose, which was en route to New Bedford. 

Members of the Chilmark Fire Department searched the shoreline yesterday morning by ATV and drone, and a member of the Aquinnah Police Department also searched by ATV. Coast Guard aircraft and surface vessels searched Friday, as did vessels from the Buzzards Bay Task Force. On Saturday, foul weather prohibited a further air search, Noel said. Coast Guard cutters Tybee and Sturgeon were involved in the search on the water. 


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