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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Man Who Vanished From Fishing Boat Off NY

The Coast Guard suspended its search for a man who disappeared while working on a fishing boat off Montauk, New York.

Coast Guard vessels and aircraft and several civilian fishing boats searched until late Tuesday for the 55-year-old fisherman. His name hasn't been released. The search was suspended around 11 p.m. 

The Coast Guard says more than 4,200 square miles were searched.

The fisherman was last seen around 4 p.m. Monday aboard the New Bedford, Massachusetts-based Miss Shauna.

Then he didn't relieve a fellow crew member as scheduled at 4:30 p.m. and couldn't be found anywhere on the 51-foot boat. It was about 30 miles south of Montauk.

It's feared he fell overboard, with no life jacket on.

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