On Sunday night, Coast Guard rescue crews were searching for 2 people aboard a 55’ fishing vessel approximately 9 miles northeast of Mount Desert Rock, Maine.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received notification at 6:41 p.m., via VHF channel 16, that the boat was taking on water.

Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor, Maine, launched a rescue crew on a 47’ motor life boat, and the Coast Guard Cutter Jefferson Island was diverted to assist with the search. Meanwhile, air Station Cape Cod launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a C-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew.


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