ELIZABETH CITY, Va. (WAVY) - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who is believed to have fallen off a fishing vessel in the Chesapeake Bay Monday.
A fishing vessel called the Fleeton was traveling south across the bay when the ship's master said a 32-year-old crewmember must have fallen overboard. The Fleeton's crew contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center at about 9 a.m. after realizing the man hadn't been seen or heard from in several hours.
Crews from Virginia Beach, Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., Coast Guard Station Little Creek, Coast Guard Station Milford Haven and Coast Guard Station Cape Charles were among the assets dispatched to help with the search.
The Coast Guard searched for Bernard Redmond for 21 hours and covered 300 square nautical miles before suspending the search.
A Coast Guard press release said the search area was focused approximately five miles east of the mouth of the Rappahannock River.
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