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Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Fisherman Off Cape Ann

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A fisherman fell overboard from the Boston-based fishing vessel Lydia & Maya on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

A fisherman fell overboard from the Boston-based fishing vessel Lydia & Maya on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

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BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard in Boston says it has suspended its search for a missing fisherman who went overboard about 32 miles southeast of Cape Ann.

The Coast Guard received a report Thursday afternoon that a 47-year-old crewmember of the fishing vessel Lydia & Maya had gone overboard and the crew was unable to find him.

Barbara Foster of South Portland, Maine, told the Portland Press Herald that the fisherman was her son, Martin Gorham of Westbrook, Maine.

The Coast Guard used several boats and helicopters to search 290 square miles around the area where he reportedly went overboard. He was not wearing a life jacket.

The Coast Guard suspended the search Friday morning.

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