NEW BEDFORD — The Coast Guard suspended its 28-hour search for a 55-year-old New Bedford fisherman who was believed to have fallen overboard Monday off the coast of New York.

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NEW BEDFORD — The Coast Guard suspended its 28-hour search for a 55-year-old New Bedford fisherman who was believed to have fallen overboard Monday off the coast of New York.

The Coast Guard declined to reveal the man’s name, who fell from the Miss Shauna, but said his daughter had been briefed of the situation.

The owner of the vessel, Paul Weckesser, wasn’t at his office on Wednesday, which is located at 1 Cape St. A man within the office declined to comment as well.

Fishermen on the Gabby G unloading a recent catch at the Cape Street dock were unaware of the incident.

A search began for a fisherman Monday afternoon after he didn’t report to his post when the boat was about 25 miles south of Montauk, New York.

The two vessels located at 1 Cape Street, Gabby G and Megan Marie, each had “Montauk, NY” markings on them.

The Miss Shauna is a 51-foot vessel under Miss Shauna LLC.

The fisherman was last seen at 4 p.m. on Monday and was not wearing a life jacket, the Coast Guard said.

As many as 15 vessels aided in the search, many of them fishing boats. The Coast Guard deployed assets from Montauk, Shinnecock, Cape Cod’s air station and Cutter Shrike.

They ran 22 search patterns covering more than 4,200 square miles.

Sabrina Clarke of the Coast Guard said searches can be suspended for a variety of reasons.

“There's a lot of variables; weather, water temperature, whether or not the individual was wearing a life jacket or wet suit,” she said.

The crew told the Coast Guard that the fisherman who fell overboard wasn’t wearing a life jacket. Clarke said fishermen not required to wear life jackets when on an vessel.

The Coast Guard did not have information regarding the water temperature at the time of the incident or the current location of the Miss Shauna.