, 2014

Body of missing
fisherman recovered

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

REEDVILLE—The body of missing Omega Protein fisherman Bernard Redmond was recovered in the Chesapeake Bay last Thursday, according to the company’s director of public affairs, Ben Landry.

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Redmond had been missing since October 28 when he presumably fell overboard at night while Omega’s 170-foot F/V Fleeton was travelling south in the bay toward fishing grounds. The captain and crew could not locate Redmond onboard the vessel and notified the U.S. Coast Guard, said Landry.

Redmond, 32, of Lancaster was serving as a crewman. His body was recovered by the Virginia Marine Police, in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard, about five miles east of Gwynn’s Island, according to Landry.

The Coast Guard had suspended its search and rescue efforts on October 30, at which time Omega continued its own search efforts. 

“The Omega Protein family sends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of our lost colleague,” said Landry. 

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