Coast Guard Recovers Body Of Missing Fisherman Off Nantucket

The Coast Guard and several other agencies have recovered the body of a fisherman who reportedly fell off a commercial fishing vessel near Nantucket.

The Coast Guard said it located the body at about 1 p.m. Monday after a nearly four-hour search.

The Coast Guard said it received a report at about 9:15 a.m. that a fisherman aboard the 42-foot No Regrets became entangled in the vessel's nets as they were being deployed and was swept over the side about one-quarter mile west of Great Point, the northeast point of the island.

The No Regrets is based in Oak Bluffs.

Two Coast Guard aircraft and three boats searched for the fisherman, whom officials haven't publicly identified.

The Nantucket harbormaster, Chatham harbormaster, Chatham Fire Dive Team, and other local agencies, as well as multiple good Samaritan civilian vessels also assisted in the search.

This article was originally published on June 20, 2016.


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