Re: Merrimack: Why all the fuss?
Be careful out there. Looks like the search is on for another missing boater. I hope they find him OK. 10:00 pm Wednesday would have been an incoming. If it was outgoing, the current never would have let the guys swim to the jetties.
(NECN: Alysha Palumbo, Newburyport, Mass.) - The Coast Guard was searching for a missing boater along the Merrimack River in Massachusetts on Thursday.
Three other people from the boat were rescued Wednesday night.
The boat began taking on water near the mouth of the Merrimack River on Wednesday.
The Coast Guard received a Mayday call from the vessel at 10 p.m., at which point it launched two 47-foot motor life boats and a 25-foot response boat.
The boaters swam toward a nearby jetty, but only two made it. A Coast Guard life boat crew recovered the third person, but the fourth remained missing Thursday morning.
"We are continuing the search for the fourth person," said Lt. j.g. Jeff Young, command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Boston. "The area is being saturated with local and Coast Guard assets and every effort is being made to bring them home safe."
NECN's Alysha Palumbo reports.