Coast Guard suspends search for missing Newport News fisherman

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Newport News fisherman

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Newport News fisherman

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 10 at 9:55 PM

MANASQUAN, N.J. -- The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for a Newport News fisherman who went missing off the coast of New Jersey. 

Renee Lopez, 30, was reported missing from a fishing boat 45 miles east of Manasquan Inlet around 9 a.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard officials said.
 
A crewmember from the fishing boat Yvonne Michelle contacted the Coast Guard and to report Lopez was missing and believed to have fallen overboard. 
 
Multiple Coast Guard helicopter and boat crews, along with a good Samaritan fishing boat crew, searched for Lopez for approximately 22 hours covering more than 240 square miles.
 
Lopez was reported to be wearing a blue raincoat, orange boots and a hat.

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