Search For Missing Fishermen Continues Off Nantucket

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The Misty Blue's home port in Fairhaven. (Ben Parker/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

FAIRHAVEN (WBZ-AM) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is still searching for two fishermen missing since a fishing boat sank off the coast of Nantucket Monday evening.

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrew Barresi told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Ben Parker they had a pretty good idea of where to search.

"There was a life raft that was deployed, and some chemlights that were in the water as a distress signal," Barresi said. "There's certainly debris, and that's the general area we're focusing our search on."

A distress call from an emergency beacon was received a little after 6 p.m. from the "Misty Blue," some 10 miles to the southeast of Nantucket. Two of the fishermen were rescued.

The Misty Blue is registered in New Bedford, and reportedly ties up in Fairhaven. 

Local resident Jackie, whose husband works on a fishing boat, said she knows the perils of having a loved one at sea.

"I think it comes so close to my heart, because it's all of our nightmares that are here waiting while they're out there, that something like this could happen," she said.

Her husband's boat was about three miles from the Misty Blue when it sank. 

"He messaged me last night saying what happened," she said. "When you're home and they're out there, you just don't know what to do," she said. 

Coast Guard and local vessels are participating in the search, as well as a fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Ben Parker reports

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