Man missing after falling off boat on his birthday near Chatham

A Needham man who turned 52 on Friday has been missing since falling off a boat in waters off Chatham that evening.

John Fitzgerald was alone at the rear of the vessel when he went overboard, said Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe. He remained missing today.

A Coast Guard spokesman said their search was called off on Saturday night.

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O’Keefe said authorities are investigating the incident and he had no information on what may have caused Fitzgerald to fall overboard.