Coast Guard suspends search for 2 men after boat sinks



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NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for two missing crewmembers of a fishing boat that sank near Nantucket.

The Coast Guard received a distress call from the 69-foot Misty Blue around 6 p.m. Monday. A nearby fishing boat rescued two of the four crewmembers and brought them to a Coast Guard vessel, but two remained missing.

The Coast Guard suspended its search around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, Massachusetts State Police say divers located a large object believed to be the vessel. Weather and ocean conditions prevented them from investigating further. Divers plan to return on Thursday.

Atlantic Cape Fisheries, the ship owner, identified the two missing crewmembers as 44-year-old Michael Roberts and 32-year-old Jonathan Saraiva.

Authorities say the two rescued crewmembers were in good condition.

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