Boat Owner: Missing Massachusetts Fishermen 'Presumed Lost'

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for three commercial fishermen who went missing when their vessel capsized off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.

The Coast Guard suspended the search at about 5:45 p.m. Monday.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Noel says a distress signal from the Leonardo, a 57-foot scallop boat out of New Bedford, came in at 3:18 p.m. Sunday. The vessel was 24 nautical miles southwest of Martha's Vineyard.

A Coast Guard helicopter brought one crewmember on board at 4:48 p.m. with help from a rescue swimmer. That crew member was brought to shore and was in good condition.

Luis Martins, the owner of the Leonardo, tells The Standard-Times that the three other members of the crew are presumed lost.

No names were released.

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