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Coast Guard Suspends Search Off Boston, Chatham After Mayday Call



    Coast Guard Search Underway

    The US Coast Guard in Boston and Chatham are searching Monday night after both heard a mayday call earlier in the night.

    (Published Monday, May 21, 2018)

    The United States Coast Guard announced Tuesday they are suspending a search off the waters of Boston and Chatham, Massachusetts, after hearing a mayday call Monday night.

    Authorities said the search is pending further information.

    A search was launched Monday night after a call pinged a tower and bounced to both Boston and Chatham, which authorities say is unusual.

    Neither the Coast Guard in Boston nor the Coast Guard Southeast has received a report of anyone missing.

    Both continued their search Tuesday morning until about 8 a.m. when they decided to suspend operations.

    If anyone knows of a missing boater, you are urged to call the Coast Guard.

    If someone knows they made a mayday call by accident, you are asked to let the Coast Guard know so they can stop their search. Coast Guard Boston can be reached at 617-223-3201, and Coast Guard Southeast can be reached at 508-457-3211.

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