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Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman who went overboard off Martha’s Vineyard

Following a 36-hour effort, officials on Saturday suspended their search for a fisherman who is believed to have fallen overboard from a fishing vessel off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard early Friday, according to the Coast Guard.

The 54-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was part of a four-man crew headed to New Bedford aboard the 77-foot Susan Rose, according to previous Globe reporting. The vessel’s home port is in Point Judith, R.I.

The search was suspended pending new developments at about 1:30 p.m., the Coast Guard said on Twitter. He was discovered missing from the boat around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

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Multiple Coast Guard vessels scanned approximately 1,065 square nautical miles, the tweet said.

The man was not believed to be wearing a personal flotation device at the time of his disappearance.




Sofia Saric can be reached at sofia.saric@globe.com Follow her on Twitter @sofia_saric.