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Coast Guard Searches for Missing Man in Chesapeake Bay


PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard began searching Monday for a 32-year-old man who was reported to have fallen overboard from a 170-foot fishing vessel, during it's southbound transit in the Chesapeake Bay.

The master of the "Fleeton" contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 9 a.m., reporting a crew member was last seen as the vessel was transiting the Chesapeake Bay, and hadn't been seen or heard from in a few hours.

Crews searched the area by air, and boat until sunset Monday, and crews are scheduled to continue searching around sunrise Tuesday.

The search area is focused approximately five miles east of the mouth of the Rappahannock River.

The Coast Guard has not released the victim's name. 


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