Update: Coast Guard carrying on search for scalloper

The U.S. Coast Guard continued an air and sea search along the inshore waters of Massachusetts Bay today for two scallop fishermen whose boat the Foxy Lady II has been unaccounted for since mid-day Saturday.

The vessel’s orange rescue pod, resembling an astronaut’s recovery capsule, was found in a Saugus marsh at dark Tuesday, but the family of the captain, Wally “Chubby” Gray Jr., 26 of Deer Isle, Maine, continued to hold out hope today that Gray and his mate on the trip, Wayne Young, 50, also of Deer Isle, will be found alive perhaps with wreckage or at the 45-foot boat, said Jolena Rogers of Gloucester.

Rogers, Capt. Gray’s first cousin, said the Foxy Lady II had “other life saving equipment.”

“We’re trying to stay hopeful,” Rogers said, “but finding the pod … you know …”  Read More (if you can)

 U.S. Coast Guard/Courtesy photo.