Search for man who fell off ferry into Boston Harbor called off

providencetown144092532
The search for a man who fell off a ferry from Provincetown into the Boston Harbor was suspended Sunday.
Credit: Getty Images

The search for a 41-year-old man who fell off a ferry into the Boston Harbor as it headed back to Boston from Provincetown on Saturday has been suspended.

At 5:30 p.m. Sunday night, it was announced that  an area of more than 151 square nautical miles was searched by the Coast Guard along with Boston Police and firefighters with no sign of the man, the Coast Guard told WCVB.

Michael Glasfeld, owner of Bay State Cruises, previously said in a statement that interviews with other boat riders “appear at this point to indicate that the gentleman had been engaging in horseplay when he fell from the vessel,” WCVB reported.

The Coast Guard was notified that a man fell into the harbor from the Provincetown II ferry near Castle Island around 10:45 p.m. Saturday. He was aboard the ship with his girlfriend, and was apparently trying to climb the third deck railing when he plunged into the water, according to a statement from Bay State Cruise Company, which operates the Provincetown II, the Globe reported.

Several other boat riders attempted to persuade the man to get off the railing.

The Provincetown II was carrying 370 passengers and 21 staff.

Follow Metro Boston on Twitter: @MetroBOS


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

'Barack Obama cheats on Michelle' claims Japanese politician…

A senior Japanese politician has marred Barack Obama's official visit to Tokyo with bizarre claims that the President cheats on his wife Michelle. Kazuyuki Hamada,…

International

British Royal family devastated by freak NY death…

The British royals have been left devastated by the death of Mark Shand, younger brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, after a freak fall in…

Local

Philadelphia principal has President Obama's ear

The West Philadelphia head is gathering ideas to present to the White House.

Local

Neighbors testify at Overbrook roommate slaying trial

Neighbors and roommates were called to testify Wednesday in the trial of Renaldo Robichaw, 56, charged with murder for the death of roommate Albert Smith, 48.

Television

‘Survivor: Cagayan’ recap: Episode 9

It was only an hour-long episode, but there's a lot to cover this week. The drama of Survivor strikes again as the identity of the…

Television

TV watch list, Wednesday, April 23: 'Suburgatory,' 'Modern…

'Suburgatory' The men of "Suburgatory" go camping and Tessa mentors a social outcast in a Miss Chatswin contest, which brings her, once again, into conflict…

Movies

Latin culture highlighted at Filadelphia film fest

Get ready to have a “Bad Hair” day at the upcoming Filadelphia Latin American Film Festival. We mean that in the best possible way. The…

The Word

The best lines from Oprah's ex-stepmother's Daily Mail…

Oprah’s ex-stepmother, Barbara Winfrey, is out for revenge.

NFL

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24…

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24 version

NFL

Eagles will spend Thanksgiving in Dallas, play four…

The Eagles have an impressive, challenging and exciting schedule in 2014.

NFL

NFL releases Eagles 2014 schedule

The Eagles have four primetime games, face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and host the Seahawks in a dynamic, challenging and impressive schedule.

NHL

All signs suggest Steve Mason will start in…

Flyers head coach Craig Berube elected to put Steve Mason in net for the final minutes of Game 3.

Style

Pippa Middleton's Etsy pick: Golden Thread Jewelry

Get a look at the jewelry Pippa Middleton loves and find out how you can buy it too.

Parenting

What every parent needs to know to get…

Mom and author of "Small Talk," Tracey Blake, shares her five practical tips to help you develop your children's language skills.

Sex

Subway crush: Meet your soulmate on your commute

Read about a couple who has been 40 years after meeting on the train.

Tech

Happy birthday, Game Boy! The handheld console turns…

Nintendo's Game Boy turns 25 this week. To commemorate, we look at some of its better games, like "Tetris" and "The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening."