Coast Guard pulls in 3 unresponsive people in search of 4 missing fishermen off Cape Ann – Boston 25 News
CAPE ANN, Mass. – The Coast Guard has recovered three unresponsive people in their search for four missing fishermen who were last seen leaving Hampton Harbor on Wednesday morning.
Officials say they are still searching for one remaining missing person.
The United States Coast Guard found three unresponsive people Thursday afternoon after finding an overturned ship in the water near Cape Ann.
Michael Sai departed Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire, Wednesday morning with three others in a 17-foot boat, the US Coast Guard Sector Boston said.
Officials said the boat’s reported destination was fishing grounds near Jeffrey’s Ledge.
Jeffrey’s Ledge is an important morphological feature in the western Gulf of Maine, located approximately 50 kilometers off the coast of New Hampshire. It also extends to within 10 kilometers of Cape Ann, Massachusetts.
“A boat like that shouldn’t be out on the ocean all the time,” said Rick LaPierre, a local fisherman.
Fishermen like Rick LaPierre were surprised to learn that four people went out in a boat that size.
Her truck was abandoned in the parking lot by Hampton Harbor Thursday as crews searched the water for the missing boaters all day.
“So we actually saw the boat at the dock when we left yesterday,” LaPierre said. “In hindsight, if I had known what he was up to, I would have definitely tried to talk him out of it.”
A USCG plane and helicopter are deployed along with numerous search ships in search of the last boater who was not recovered.
Nothing is known about the condition of the three people, who were found unresponsive at the time.
No further details were immediately available.
This is an evolving story. Check for updates as more information becomes available.
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