The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a fisherman who went overboard somewhere off the coast of Martha's Vineyard early Friday morning.

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Ryan Noel said crew members called in the emergency at 1:39 a.m. Friday, after three crewmembers on the fishing vessel Susan Rose realized the last time they had seen their fourth crewman was around midnight.

The crew was heading to New Bedford from south of Martha's Vineyard when they last saw the man off the coast of No Man's Land, Noel said.

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The Susan Rose's home port is Point Judith, Rhode Island, according to Noel.

Coast Guard assets involved in the search include a Jayhawk helicopter out of Air Station Cape Cod and a 47-foot lifeboat out of Coast Guard Station Menemsha.

They are joined in the search by two vessels out of New Bedford belonging to the multi-agency Buzzards Bay Task Force.


No further details were released.

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