2 rescued, 2 missing after boat sinks off Nantucket coast

Associated Press
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

NANTUCKET — Authorities say a search is underway for two people who went missing after a fishing boat sank about 10 miles off the coast of Nantucket.

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 and brought them to a Coast Guard vessel, but two remained missing Tuesday morning.

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.

The cause of the sinking is under investigation.