Two people rescued, two unaccounted for as boat sinks off Nantucket coast

Photo courtesy of Jim Dills

Two people were rescued after a 69-foot fishing boat capsized and sank off the coast of Nantucket Monday night.

But the Coast Guard told two NBC 10 News two crewmen remain unaccounted for.

The Coast Guard told NBC 10 News they received a call just after 6 p.m. about a boat, “Misty Blue,” in distress about 10 miles east of Nantucket.

“The fishing boat Enterprise was in the area rescued two of the crewmembers and transferred them to Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead,” according to a press release.

As of 9:15 p.m., crews were still at the scene conducting a search. They deployed a helicopter, a small plane, as well as at least two patrol boats. Good Samaritans were also helping.

The condition of the two people who were rescued was not immediately available, however, they are being held on a Coast Guard vessel.

The Coast Guard said the cause of the sinking is under investigation, also noting that “Misty Blue” was home-ported out of New Bedford.

NBC 10 learn that the vessel cited in previous news articles in 2015 when it was stuck in the ice just outside of Buzzards Bay.

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