OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) -- There is still no sign of a missing fisherman who went into the waters off of Old Saybrook Sunday.
The Massachusetts man apparently went into the water Sunday night trying to retrieve a piece of fishing equipment near the mouth of the Connecticut River.
Coast Guard boats were joined by members of the State Police Dive Team, conducting a carefully planned out search of the area.
"They're doing a search based on patters. What we have available in terms of tide and current information, which gives us a probability of where the missing boater most likely will be," said Lt. Jeff Janaro, U.S. Coast Guard.
The boater, who has been identified as 58-year-old Yuri Kirvpichev, went into the water trying to retrieve a fishing pole at about 8 o'clock Sunday night, according to the Coast Guard.
At the time, he was fishing with his two teenage sons and another man.
That other man jumped in, trying to help Kirvpichev, putting his own life at risk.
"A good Samaritan, another boater in the area pulled another member of the party out of the water, which greatly helped us out," said Lt. Janaro.
DEEP and several local fire departments searched the nearby shoreline, but had no luck.
Monday morning's foggy weather also made it impossible for a Coast Guard helicopter to fly.
Meantime, the search of the waters were both tricky and dangerous.
"That area of the mouth of the Connecticut River on the eastern side of Old Lyme there's a lot of what we call 'shoal water,' very shallow water that can be dangerous, rocky. That makes it more of a challenge to get a good vantage point to search," said Lt. Janaro.
The Coast Guard tells News 8 the fisherman was not wearing a life jacket.
Again, officials continue to call this a search and rescue operation and they say based on water temperature a person could survive for about 27 hours.
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