PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A missing fisherman that was found unresponsive on Cape Cod has died.
The United States Coast Guard responded to an emergency call Sunday afternoon of an unmanned lobster boat floating in Plymouth Harbor. On Monday, Michael Furlong's family confirmed that he had passed away following the incident.
"Michael was my father-in-law," Kristen Svenson told WBZ NewsRadio. "There is nothing to share at this moment besides that news. As a family we are asking for time, privacy, and respect as we process this tragic loss."
The U.S Coast Guard had confirmed that Furlong was found unresponsive when he was pulled from the water by the Plymouth Harbormaster. He was found wearing fishing bibs and boots but with no life jacket.
Furlong was brought to a nearby dock and rushed to a local hospital. The U.S Coast Guard continued an aerial search following the discovery of Furlong to ensure that no other victims needed rescue or recovery.
No other information has been made available. WBZ NewsRadio had reached out to the Plymouth Harbormaster but had not received a response.
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