24-year-old Benjamin Gillock went overboard from a crab fishing boat, Bellingham-based crab boat the Vicious Fisher, Sunday off of the Washington State Coast.  The search for Gillock was suspended after more than seven hours of searching the ocean.

Gillock was not wearing a life jacket, Coast Guard rescuers were told.

Although the case is officially suspended, anyone with further information on the incident is asked to phone Coast Guard Group/Air Station Port Angeles at 360-417-5840.

As maritime personal injury lawyers, experienced in handling Jones Act and offshore injury claims for over 40 years, we strongly recommend that all workers on fishing boats to wear lifejackets.

If you or someone you know needs legal assistance, call upon lawyers who routinely handle cases for injured seamen and their families.  Contact the admiralty legal team of Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers  at [email protected] or toll-free (713) 364-0723.  We have handled multi-million dollar cases worldwide for decades.