Authorities search for fisherman after 42-foot scallop boat sinks near Provincetown

Authorities are searching for one of two fishermen who were aboard a 42-foot scallop boat that sank about two miles north of Provincetown Sunday.

The “Twinlights” vessel capsized at about 11:30 a.m. in an area where water depths reach about 190 feet, United States Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Simpson said Sunday afternoon. The boat is believed to have become entangled in fishing gear, causing it to sink, he said.

One man, who is believed to have been on the deck of the boat when it sank, was rescued by a nearby lobster boat called the “Glutton,” Simpson said.

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Another man, who is believed to have been inside the pilot house of the boat that sunk, has not been found, he said.

Coast Guard and State Police are using a helicopter, two vessels and a dive team to search for the fisherman who was still missing as of 4 p.m. Sunday, according to Simpson.