Fisherman Drowns in New Bedford Harbor, MA

New Bedford Harbor. Stock photo by ## Tom Croke## A Gloucester fisherman drowned Saturday (January, 28) after falling off his boat into the cold water of New Bedford Harbor, in what police said was a tragic combination of icy conditions and a narrow walkway placed between the boat and the dock.

Police would not release the identity of the 47-year-old man, who was a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Sunlight, which was docked for repairs in New Bedford.

But Angela Sanfilippo, president of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association, reported the victim was Giuseppe Cracchiolo, better known as “Joe.’’ He lived in Gloucester with his wife, children, and brother, but worked out of New Bedford, she said.

UDATE Glocester Times:  NEW BEDFORD

“A longtime Gloucester fisherman died early this morning after slipping off an icy ramp and falling into the water in New Bedford Harbor.

While authorities have not confirmed the identify of the victim, several sources have now told the Times that the man is 47-year-old Giuseppe “Joe” Cracchiolo, who was working on board the herring boat Sunlight.  The body of the victim was found just before 7:30 a.m., next to the Sunlight, which regularly unloads its catch at New Bedford’s South Terminal.

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