The Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) regrets to inform members that Marc Hanoud, son of Marty Hanoud, is reported missing after a boating accident on Saturday (Sept. 28) in Fall River, Mass. According to reports the Coast Guard has called off the search to find Marc Hanoud’s body. Family and friends are going out again this morning to continue their own search.
Marty Hanoud, the owner of Marty’s USRV in Berkley, Mass. which was sold to Camping World in 2013, founded the New England RV Dealers Association’s (NERVDA). RVDA asks that “you keep the Hanoud family in your thoughts at this difficult time.”
Search and rescue crews from multiple cities and towns, the Coast Guard and the state police conducted an extensive search of the Taunton River and Mount Hope Bay on Saturday after a reported boating accident left one person missing. Police and fire crews were called to the area just south of Borden Light Marina shortly after 5:30 p.m. to respond to reports of a boat accident, with multiple people in the water, according to police scanner reports.
The accident reportedly occurred near Spar Island in Mount Hope Bay, about 300 yards offshore. According to reports, one man was pulled from the water south of the marina. He was reportedly given medical treatment for leg injuries and taken to Rhode Island Hospital.
Rescue officials conducted a search for another male boater. The Coast Guard responded with at least one boat and a helicopter to assist with the search, along with a state police helicopter, spotlights, the Fall River Harbormaster and search and rescue crews from the Fall River, Somerset, Tiverton and Portsmouth fire departments. The search continued for more than two hours, past sunset, until local crews were called off at 7:45 p.m. State police and Coast Guard crews were continuing the search.