Fishing boat sinks 24 miles off Vineyard

The fishing boat F/V Leonardo out of New Bedford sank Sunday afternoon 24 miles southwest of the Vineyard. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued one mariner from the vessel. A search and rescue operation is underway for three others. Sector Southeast New England received an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) signal at 3:18 pm, according to Petty Officer Ryan Noel.,, None of the mariners were wearing survival suits. The person rescued was in a liferaft and did not have a lifevest on, Noel said. >click to read< 06:21

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