RIPR News
2:21 pm
Mon August 9, 2010

Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner

Providence, R.I. – After searching five miles of the Taunton River over several hours, the Coast Guard is suspending its sea and air hunt for a missing mariner.

Two coast guard vessels and a helicopter were unable to spot the man who went overboard after his boat hit a cement pier in the river around 11 last night.

Today's search was near the Braga Bridge in Fall River. The man's name hasn't been released.