Rescuers searching for man swept into ocean

November 9, 2016

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Rescue crews are searching for a man apparently swept into the waves while fishing in Massachusetts.

Gloucester Interim Police Chief John McCarthy said Tuesday that the unidentified man had been fishing near Rafe’s Chasm when he was swept into the water by a large wave at around 3 p.m.

He says police were notified of the accident by a 911 call from another man who had been fishing with the victim.

The victim is described as a man in his 30s from the Boston area.

Gloucester police say Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Environmental Police, United States Coast Guard and Gloucester Harbor Master are all involved in the search and rescue efforts.

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