Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Chesapeake Bay

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 5:22 PM

PORTSMOUTH -- The Coast Guard suspended its search for a 32-year-old man Tuesday who reportedly had fallen overboard Monday morning.

Coast Guard officials say Bernard Redmond was aboard the Fleeton, a 170-foot fishing vessel, in the Chesapeake Bay.

The Coast Guard searched for approximately 21 hours covering 300 square nautical miles.

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

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