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The fisherman who fell from a boat some 32 miles off Cape Ann on Thursday and is presumed lost at sea, has been identified as a Westbrook, Maine, man who reportedly went through a door that was supposed to be locked and fell overboard.
 
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Friday for the 47-year-old man now identified as Martin Gorham, according to the Portland (Maine) Press Herald, which spoke with the missing crewman’s mother.
 
The Coast Guard had searched the 47-degree water covering some 290 square miles with vessels that included one out of Station Gloucester and a helicopter that could be seen and heard over parts of Gloucester and Manchester late Thursday and Friday.
 
Coast Guard Public Affairs Officer Myeonghi Clegg had told the Times previously that the man had been wearing orange rain pants and overcoat but no life jacket when he fell overboard from the fishing vessel Lydia & Maya.
 
The boat is homeported out of Boston and owned by New England fishermen’s advocate Amanda Odlin and her husband Chris Odlin of Portland, Maine. The vessel is named after the couple’s daughters. The boat, built in 1967 with a gross tonnage of 110 tons, was in Gloucester in 2009 for an overhaul.
 
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