- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person who went missing when their boat capsized in rough waters off Salisbury.

The Coast Guard and local authorities responded to the mouth of the Merrimack River at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for reports of an overturned boat with two people clinging to the hull.

One person was rescued from a nearby jetty and brought to the hospital.

The other person was spotted facedown and apparently unconscious in the water. But while attempting a rescue, a Coast Guard boat was struck by an eight- to 10-foot breaking wave and lost sight of the man.

Neither boater was wearing a lifejacket.

No names were released.

The Coast Guard held a first-light search Wednesday that was suspended just after 7 a.m.

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