Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Buzzards Bay

MARION (WHDH) - The Coast Guard is searching Buzzards Bay after an abandoned boat was found on the west entrance of Cape Cod Canal.

According to Massachusetts Environmental Police, they received a call around 5:00 p.m. for a boat adrift in the canal.

The boat was found off the coast of Marion, spinning in circles.

Environmental police said the owner of the boat is a Bourne man in his fifties, who told his family and friends he was going to Wareham to get gas for his boat. He has not been heard from or seen since.

Environmental police and the Coast Guard are searching from Buzzards Bay to Hog Island. Wareham police and other agencies are searching the shoreline.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Environmental Police or the Harbormaster.

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