Authorities search for possible missing boater off Sandy Neck

Coast Guard, Barnstable firefighters search the waters Monday morning
Rescuers aboard a Barnstable Fire Dept. boat search the waters off Sandy Neck Monday morning. David G. Curran photo.

BARNSTABLE - United States Coast Guard crews and Barnstable firefighters searched for a possible missing boater Monday morning. The air and water search began around 8:30 a.m. approximately four nautical miles off Sandy Neck in Barnstable.

Rescuers aboard a Barnstable Fire Dept. boat, Coast Guard vessels and a Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter were on the water for a couple hours before the search was called off. 

According to Barnstable Fire Deput Chief Peter Burke Jr., the Coast Guard initiated the search after a sunfish was found adrift in the area Monday morning. Massachusetts Environmental Police also aided in the search. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on