One rescued, one missing after vessel sinks off Provincetown
PROVINCETOWN - The Coast Guard is searching for a fisherman after a vessel capsized and sank approximately 2 miles north of Provincetown, at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call from the lobster boat Glutton, reporting that the 42-foot fishing vessel "Twin Lights", with two fishermen aboard, had capsized after becoming entangled in fishing gear off Race Point.
Fishermen aboard the Glutton were able to rescue one crewmember.
Searching for the missing fisherman are crewmembers from: Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., rescue helicopter Coast Guard Station Provincetown
Coast Guard Cutter Spencer
Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle
Massachusetts State Police divers
"It's important that we've directed the launch of these multiple units to search for the fisherman." said Petty Officer 1st Class Clinton Dotson, operational unit controller at the 1st Coast Guard District in Boston. "We need to try and keep the area clear of any uneccessary vessels and to have as many eyes on the water as we can."
The incident is under investigation.
Update 8 p.m.: The F/V Glutton is seen here making port at MacMillan Wharf in Provincetown with the survivor on board (video available). The search for the missing fisherman involving the Coast Guard, Mass State Police divers, Mass Environmental Police and local boats has been scaled back for the night due to darkness. Material from U.S. Coast Guard used in this report; photos by Tim Caldwell/CWN
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