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Everett fisherman dies after falling overboard in Nahant

NAHANT — A 55-year-old fisherman from Everett died Thursday after falling overboard off Nahant Bay, authorities said.

The fisherman was recovered following a search between Nahant and Egg Rock that involved three State Police and Coast Guard helicopters and rescue boats from the Coast Guard and Nahant Fire Department, officials said.

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The man was rushed to North Shore Medical Center Union Hospital in Lynn, where he was later pronounced dead.

The Essex district attorney’s office identified him as Minh Duc Voong of Everett. Foul play is not suspected.

Voong was spotted floating in the water by one of the helicopters and was plucked from the sea by firefighters, Nahant Firefighter Jonathan Tibbo told reporters.

Tibbo said the search lasted more than an hour before Voong was located. Once they pulled him from the water, Tibbo said, they performed CPR until reaching shore.

Authorities said they have concluded that Voong was the only person on board the 17-foot vessel, which washed ashore.

The search was launched around 11:35 a.m., said police Lieutenant Thomas Hutton.

Hutton said the incident was most likely not weather-related, as the sea was fairly calm Thursday morning. Although the area between Big Nahant and Egg Rock is a popular fishing area, he said, such incidents are rare.

The circumstances leading up to the death are still under investigation.

Globe correspondent Jennifer Smith contributed to this report.
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