Coast Guard recovers body of missing fisherman

Two Coast Guard aircraft and two boats were searching

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BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard and several other agencies have recovered the body of a fisherman who reportedly fell off a commercial fishing vessel near Nantucket.

The Coast Guard said it located the body at about 1 p.m. Monday after a nearly four-hour search.

Officials say they received a report at about 9:15 a.m. that a fisherman aboard the 42-foot No Regrets became entangled in the vessel’s nets and was swept over the side about one-quarter mile west of Great Point, which is the northeast point of the island. The No Regrets is based in Oak Bluffs.

Two Coast Guard aircraft and three boats searched for the fisherman, whom officials haven’t publicly identified.

Agencies from Nantucket and Chatham and multiple civilian vessels also assisted in the search.

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