Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Thomas M. Quinn III
July 14, 2020
Dartmouth Police and Fire, the Dartmouth Harbor Master, Massachusetts Coast Guard, Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office began a search for missing fisherman Robert Griffith, 76 years of age of South Dartmouth, MA after his wife reported him missing at 11:30 am today. Griffith left his home at approximately 5:00 am today to fish in his 14 foot Carolina skiff and was scheduled to return at 8:30 am. Griffith’s boat was discovered at approximately 12:43 at Barney’s Joy Beach in Dartmouth unoccupied. After a further search, Robert Griffith was discovered in the waters approximately half a mile out from Barney’s Joy Beach and pronounced deceased a short time later. Foul play is not suspected.
Second Assistant District Attorney