Search continues for missing boater in Fall River

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Crews are continuing to search for a man who went missing from a boat in Fall River Saturday.

The man, 35-year-old Emerson Belirio of Fall River, went missing from South Watuppa Pond Saturday afternoon.

Belirio was a passenger on a 20-foot Sea King Cabin Cruiser with his wife, two children and another married couple.

Fall River police were called to the pond around 4:45 p.m. Saturday for a report of a person in the water.

Rescue personnel responded to the Dave’s Beach boat ramp and began searching for Belirio. The search continued until nightfall, and was suspended until Sunday morning.

The search continued Sunday until 7:00 p.m.

The search is being conducted by Fall River police, Fall River fire, the environmental police, Fall River Emergency Management, Massachusetts State Police Air Wing, Massachusetts state police troopers, and a Sonar Boat being operated by Bob Anderson of Ocean Server.

Police said foul play is not suspected, and alcohol does not appear to have played a role in the incident.

The search is set to resume again Monday morning.



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