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USCG Suspends Search for Missing Mass. Fisherman

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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.

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