Tragedy – Captain Luke Gurney, a respected member of the Martha’s Vineyard Fishing Community

A multi-agency search on water and by air ended Monday afternoon about 1 pm when the Coast Guard announced that rescue crews had located and recovered the body of Luke Gurney, a missing Martha’s Vineyard conch fisherman and father of two, who became entangled in gear and was swept off his 42-foot boat No Regrets, near Nantucket. Jeffrey Canha of Vineyard Haven, a commercial fisherman, told The Times late Monday that the mood was somber on the town dock at Owen park where Mr. Gurney often tied up his boat. Mr. Canha said Mr. Gurney played and coached hockey and was deeply enmeshed in the Island community. “He was always upbeat, always positive,” Mr. Canha said. “Willing to help anybody.” Read the story here 14:54

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