USCG Suspends Search for Missing Mass. Fisherman
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) _ The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 51-year-old Massachusetts man who fell overboard while fishing off the coast of Connecticut.
The Coast Guard says Yuri Kirvpichev of West Springfield was fishing with two sons and a friend at the mouth of the Connecticut River off Old Saybrook, Conn., at about 8 p.m. Sunday when fell out of the 19-foot boat while attempting to retrieve a fishing pole he dropped into the water.
The Coast Guard, using boats as well as a helicopter, with the help of local rescue teams, searched 140 square miles of water for 30 hours looking for Kirvpichev without success.
He was reportedly not wearing a life jacket.