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Coast Guard continues search for 3 missing fishermen

November 25, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard says one fisherman has been rescued but three remain missing after a commercial fishing vessel capsized about 24 miles southwest of Martha’s Vineyard.

Petty Officer Ryan Noel says the Coast Guard received an alert from an emergency locating device on the vessel at 3:18 p.m. Sunday.

The vessel was identified as the Leonardo, a 57-foot scallop boat out of New Bedford.

A helicopter dispatched from Air Station Cape Cod brought one man 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.

Two Coast Guard cutters and helicopters remain on the scene.

No names were released.