Coast Guard locate body of fisherman in waters off of Nantucket

NANTUCKET, MASS. (WHDH) - Coast Guard crews recovered the body of a missing fisherman Monday afternoon in the waters off of Nantucket.

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

Crews located the body around 1 p.m.

The search lasted nearly four hours and included assistance from the Coast Guard, Harwich Regional Dive Team, Chatham Harbormaster and Fire Department and three good Samaritans.

“Our thoughts go out to the family of the victim and the entire fishing community who is affected by this tragedy,” said Cmdr. Marcus Gherardi, Chief of Response for Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England. “Anytime we are not able to accomplish our goal of saving lives, we are deeply saddened as we also take it to heart.”

No Regrets is based out of Oak Bluffs.

 

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