Search ends for Newport News fisherman lost in N.J. waters

US Coast Guard seal
US Coast Guard seal

MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search off the New Jersey shore for a commercial fisherman from Virginia who apparently fell overboard.

Thirty-year-old Renee Lopez of Newport News, Va., was reported missing from the fishing vessel Yvonne Michelle approximately 45 miles east of the Manasquan Inlet around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The search ended at 9 a.m. Thursday.

The Coast Guard searched more than 240 square miles for approximately 22 hours without finding any sign of Lopez.

 

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