Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing Man on Capsized Boat
🔴 Three members of the group that left Hampton Harbor were ID'd by the Coast Guard
🔴 The Coast Guard used a cell phone to estimate the boat's location
🔴 The search covered 1,567 square nautical miles.
The U.S. Coast Guard ended its search Friday for the fourth member of a group that left Hampton Harbor on a fishing boat Wednesday morning and never returned.
The group left around 7:30 a.m. in the 17-foot white center console boat with a single outboard engine headed for Jeffreys Ledge. When they did not return around sunset as expected, family members notified the Coast Guard.
Using their last known position from a cell phone, the Coast Guard developed a search area. The overturned boat was found around 2 p.m. seven miles northeast of Cape Ann.
Their search covered a total of 27 hours and more than 1,567 square nautical miles.
The bodies of Jia Fu Zheng, 38, and Daxiao Lin, 43, of Quincy, Massachusetts, and Jaime Liu, 42, of Litchfield were recovered from the ocean. The body of the owner of the boat, Bin “Michael” Cai, remains missing.
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