One Fisherman Rescued, Three Missing After Boat Capsizes

WOODS HOLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — U.S. Coast Guard cutters and helicopters rescued one fisherman and were searching for three others Monday morning after a fishing vessel capsized 24 nautical miles southwest of Martha’s Vineyard, a Coast Guard spokesman said.

The Coast Guard received an alert from an emergency locating device on the vessel at 3:18 p.m. Sunday, and a Jayhawk helicopter dispatched from Air Station Cape Cod was able to bring one man on board at 4:48 p.m. with help from a rescue swimmer, said Petty Officer Ryan Noel.

"The last I was told his condition was good," Noel said.

The 87-foot cutter Cobia and the 270-foot Escanaba continued to search for three more fishermen through the night who were missing from the fishing vessel Leonardo out of New Bedford, Mass, Noel said.

Noel said he did not know the names of the fishermen.

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