Fisherman dies after being pulled from the water in Dartmouth

SE Mass

Courtesy: USCG Northeast

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) ─ A South Dartmouth man has died after being pulled from the water at Barneys Joy Point Tuesday afternoon.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s office reports that Robert Griffith, 76, left his home around 5 a.m. to go fishing and was expected to return around 8:30 a.m.

Griffith was reported missing by his wife around 11:30 a.m. when he did not return from his fishing trip. His 14-foot Carolina Skiff was found abandoned and washed ashore a few hours later.

Members of the Buzzards Bay Task Force found Griffith unresponsive around 3:30 p.m., according to the U.S. Coast Guard Northeast. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

The DA’s office says foul play is not suspected.

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