One Rescued, But Search Suspended for Another, After Two Crew Members Went Overboard From Crabbing Vessel This Morning
“Our helicopter was on scene at 1:50 and they commenced searching. A Coast Guard helicopter, a fixed wing C27, and two motor lifeboats were at the scene,” she told us. “We had changed out the aircrew once and we had to return for fuel two times…We did a continuous search.We just actually suspended the search as of 1300 [1 p.m.] today.”
Sunderman said, “As of right now, pending further information, we are suspended.” She explained that on water and air temperature, the Coast Guard estimated that crewmember would not survive past nine hours. “We did a continuous search for 11 hours,” she said.
Then, Sunderman added, “Obviously, whenever we have to suspend [a search,] it hits us hard and it is a tragic loss for the community as well.”
UPDATE 6:32 p.m.: Family of Missing Crew Member Pleads for Help