Coast Guard searching for missing, distressed mariners

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for possible missing or distressed mariners near the Isle of Shoals.

The Coast Guard says someone aboard a boat named the Whiskey Rose sent a distress signal Sunday night.

Officials say the person gave the name of the vessel and said that it taking on water before the transmission was lost. No other information was given.

The Coast Guard was able to track the signal to the Isle of Shoals. The group of small islands is about six miles off the coast, straddling the border of Maine and New Hampshire.