OGUNQUIT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A search is underway along the coast of Ogunquit fora missing commercial fisherman.

According the the Coast Guard, the 51-year-old man was on a recreational trip on Perkins Cove aboard the commercial vessel "The Clover" late last night when he jumped into the water and his crew lost sight of him. Officials have not released his name, but friends tell NEWS CENTER the search is for Billy McIntire -- a well-known fisherman from the area.

The Coast Guard has been searching for him all night with help from the Maine Marine Patrol. Additional helicopter and boat support has come from Cape Cod and Boston. There are are about 30 people involved in the search.

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