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Updated: Body of overboard fisherman found on Hatteras Island

cape_hatteras_mapThe body of a fisherman who fell overboard Monday morning was found hours later on Hatteras Island. U.S. Coast Guard officials say crews were launched around 11 a.m. The 50-year-old fell overboard from the 70-foot fishing vessel Lady Kimberly of Beaufort, N.C. about noon as he was hauling in shrimp nets, said Coast Guard spokeswoman Corinne Zilnicki. Two hours later, the National Park Service informed the Coast Guard that the man’s body had been recovered on Hatteras Island by local law enforcement. Authorities have not yet identified the fisherman. link 14:44

Body of overboard fisherman recovered

coast guardThe body of a fisherman who was dragged overboard by fishing gear this morning has been recovered, and transported to U.S. Coast Guard Station Brant Point, Chief Warrant Officer John Roberts said this afternoon. The man, whose identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was reported overboard about 9:15 this morning off the 42-foot fishing vessel No Regrets out of Oak Bluffs, Mass. According to a press release from the 1st Coast Guard District in Boston, the man became entangled in nets on the conch boat and was swept over the side about a quarter-mile off Great Point. After being recovered about 1 p.m., the body was brought to Station Brant Point, then transported to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Roberts said. Will be updated, Sadly, Read the rest here 18:34

Good Samaritan, Coast Guard rescue overboard fisherman from F/V Andy & Johnny Jr near Grand Isle

uscg-logoGRAND ISLE, La. — A good Samaritan and a Coast Guard boatcrew rescued a fisherman from the water 19 miles offshore Grand Isle, Friday. Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District command center received a 406 emergency position indicating radio beacon for the shrimping vessel .  The Cajun Fisher was first of several good Samaritans to arrive on scene and reported that a crewmember from the fishing vessel Andy & Johnny Jr. had fallen overboard without a lifejacket. Read more here 13:45