Updated: Coast Guard recovers body of missing fisherman

Barnstable County dive team divers depart with the Coast Guard from Saquatucket Harbor to search for a missing fisherman

NANTUCKET – Coast Guard crews have recovered the body of a person in the water Monday about 1 p.m., about 4 hours after receiving a report of a fisherman being entangled in a net near Nantucket.

At about 9:15 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report that a fisherman aboard the 42-foot fishing vessel, No Regrets, became entangled in the vessel’s nets as they were being deployed and was swept over the side approximately one-quarter mile west of Great Point on Nantucket.

A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew from Air Station Cape Cod were launched as well as a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew and a 29-foot response boat crew from Station Brant Point to search the Great Point area.

The Nantucket Harbormaster, Chatham Harbormaster, Barnstable County dive team divers, and other local government agencies also responded.  Multiple good Samaritan vessels were also in the area assisting with the search.

No regrets is home ported in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.

Media release furnished by U.S. Coast Guard; photo by Jake O’Callaghan/CWN

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