The Coast Guard suspended around noontime Sunday its search for the crewman who fell overboard from the fishing vessel Lindsey II on Saturday.
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous searched throughout the night, and a HU-25 Falcon jet searched Sunday morning at first light. But neither were able to locate the victim.
The Coast Guard searched 800 square miles of water during the 24-hour search.
“It is always difficult to suspend a search,” said Lieutenant Junior Grade Marie Haywood, command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Boston. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of the crewman who fell overboard.”