Search underway for sailor after abandoned boat is found in Merrimack River in Newburyport
A search is underway for a missing sailor whose boat was found abandoned in the Merrimack River near Newburyport this morning, the Coast Guard said. Officials are looking for Norbert Decker, who lived on the 35-foot vessel. Decker is a white male in his 50s with long hair, about 170 pounds, and 5-foot-11. The sailboat, which was dragging anchor, was reported around 10:50 a.m. by the Cove Marina in Newburyport. A dinghy attached to the boat was overturned.