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Coast Guard Recovers Body of Missing Boater Off Cape Cod Coast

Coast Guard officials say the 55-year-old man did not have a life jacket on

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A Coast Guard helicopter found a boater who went missing Saturday night after his boat capsized near Hyannis.

According to the Coast Guard, the missing man was found unresponsive shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday, about 12 hours after his 17-foot boat overturned. The 55-year-old man was taken to Woods Hole and transferred to local EMS where he was pronounced dead.

The Coast Guard and several Cape Cod agencies were searching Saturday night for the missing boater.

A Coast Guard spokesperson said the search began when a call came in at 7:45 p.m. for a report of a capsized boat.

Officials say the man did not have a life jacket on when the boat overturned.

Another person on the boat was rescued by a Good Samaritan after it capsized, according to the Coast Guard.

A boat from U.S. Coast Guard Station Woods Hole and Air Station Cape Cod responded, as did first responders from Hyannis, Barnstable, and Yarmouth.

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