Two fishermen are missing after boat capsizes off Block Island, R.I.

The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan were searching Tuesday for two missing fishermen after their boat capsized early New Year’s Day off Block Island, Rhode Island, officials said.

The captain of the Mistress issued a mayday call at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday to say the fishing boat was taking on water near Block Island Wind Farm, which is nearly 4 miles from shore, the Coast Guard said in a statement.

The Captain Blight, a boat that was in the area, arrived first to the distressed vessel. One man was rescued, but two others were reported missing, the Coast Guard said in a statement.


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