Missing New Bedford Fisherman Identified

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NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — The New Bedford based fisherman who fell off of his fishing-vessel has finally been identified by authorities as 55-year-old Thomas Quintin Jr. of New Bedford.

Quintin went missing on July 3 when he allegedly fell overboard the ‘Miss Shauna’ approximately 25 miles off of the coast of New York.

After searching for 28-hours the Coast Guard suspended their search.

Police explain that “Fishing was in his blood.” Quintin first began fishing when he was 17-years-old and comes from a family of fellow fishermen.

Both of Quintin’s grandfathers were also lost at sea.

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