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Updated: Two rescued, two missing after boat sinks off Nantucket coast


Tuesday, December 05, 2017

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a search is underway for two people who are still missing after a fishing boat sank off Massachusetts.

The Coast Guard received a distress call from the 69-foot Misty Blue around 6 p.m. Monday. A nearby fishing boat rescued two of the four crewmembers — the captain and a crewman — and brought them to a Coast Guard vessel, but two remained missing Tuesday off Nantucket.

Atlantic Cape Fisheries, the owner of the vessel, identified the two missing crewmembers as 44-year-old Michael Roberts and 32-year-old Jonathan Saraiva.

Robert's wife, Tammy, says Roberts doesn't know how to swim. She says the captain reported seeing Roberts in the galley putting on a life jacket just before the sinking.

Authorities say the two rescued crewmembers were in good condition.

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 4 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2017.