Search for Missing RI Fisherman Suspended


The Coast Guard has called off the search for a Rhode Island commercial fisherman who went overboard off Long Island, NY, on Saturday at approximately 11:20 p.m.

Missing is Carl Whitney, 32, of Charlestown, RI, was a crewmember aboard the vessel Hope and Sydney. He reportedly went overboard some 16 nautical miles off Montauk Point, and was not wearing a lifejacket.

Multiple assets are currently involved in the search, which was called off on Sunday afternoon.