Missing New Bedford Fisherman Identified
By: News Staff
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.
WLNE-TV / ABC6 2017