Angler Swept off Rocks in Gloucester, MA



The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for a man who was fishing on the rocks at Rafes Chasm Park in Gloucester, MA, on Tuesday and was swept out to sea.

Members of the Boston Police Department notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Gloucester at about 2:50 p.m. reporting 2 people were fishing on the rocks and were swept out to sea. One of the fishermen made it back to shore safely, but lost sight of his fishing partner. The missing man is reported to be in his early 30’s and wearing blue jeans and black-and-white sneakers.

A 47’ Motor Life Boat crew from Station Gloucester, and a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod launched to search.

Also searching were members of the Massachusetts Environmental Police, Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts State Helicopter crew, Gloucester Harbormaster.