Search continues for missing fisherman

7:29 PM, Aug 24, 2013   |    comments
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OGUNQUIT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The search for a missing fisherman in Perkins Cove is now a recovery effort.

Fifty-one year old Billy McIntire was taking a boat ride with friends Thursday night when he jumped out of his commercial fishing vessel to go swimming with one of the other passengers. He did not resurface. After a full day of searching by the Coast Guard yesterday, the Marine Patrol took the lead today, with two boats, a plane and a team of divers covering about one-and-a-half square miles of search area. McIntire is a commercial tuna fisherman and a well-known fixture around Ogunquit.

"Happy, carefree, always with a joke, always with a smile, always with a real hearty handshake"  Ogunquit resident Ben Hershenson said.

The search for McIntire will resume Sunday.












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