UPDATE: “The body of the 55-year-old squid fisherman was recovered Sunday morning off Hyannis after he went overboard the night before,” according to a report by WBZ.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, “Just before 8 a.m. this morning a helicopter from USCG Air Station Cape Cod recovered the missing man unresponsive. He was transported to Woods Hole and transferred to local EMS where he was pronounced deceased.”
There had been two souls onboard, another person was rescued after their 17 foot vessel overturned off Point Gammon near the entrance to Lewis Bay last evening. The names of the two boaters have not been released…
INITIAL HN REPORT:
HYANNIS/WEST YARMOUTH – [DEVELOPING] There was a massive search for a missing boater after a call came in for an overturned vessel off Point Gammon at the southern tip of Great Island, near the entrance to Lewis Bay, at around 7:45 p.m. last evening…
There were two souls onboard, one was said to be clinging onto the side of the overturned boat, with the second boater missing in the water…
According to sources, it was 17 foot vessel… likely one of the numerous boats out fishing for squid last evening…
According to radio transmissions, a good Samaritan rescued the person clinging to the side of the overturned vessel, helping them to shore. The survivor was eventually taken to the Hyannis Marina, placed in a Yarmouth Rescue Ambulance and then transported to CCH – as can be seen in the following HN Footage.
The unaccounted for boater was still missing at the time of this report. He is said to be a 55-year-old Vietnamese male, wearing black and grey clothing.
The search for the missing boater was active and ongoing at the time of this report. HN will provide official updates as they become available. [DEVELOPING]
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