The U.S. Coast Guard says a search for two missing boaters who failed to return from a fishing trip off Block Island has shifted to the waters south of Long Island, New York.
The Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, in Boston, said Monday evening the search was focused on Hudson Canyon, about 115 miles south of Montauk, New York. No further details were released.
At about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Coast Guard personnel at Sector Southeastern New England received a report that a 54-year-old Linda Carmen and her 22-year-old son, Nathan Carmen, had failed to return from an offshore fishing trip. The Coast Guard said it does not have any information about where they live.
They departed Ram Point Marina in Point Judith, Narragansett, Saturday evening in a 32-foot aluminum center-console boat.
Sector Southeastern New England issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a 45-foot rescue boat from Station Point Judith as well as a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a HC-144 airplane from Air Station Cape Cod. In addition, the Block Island harbormaster conducted searches in and around Block Island on Sunday night.
The Coast Guard search continued Monday with the Coast Guard cutter Bonito, from Station Point Judith, and aircraft from Air Station Cape Cod. Additionally, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is searching near southern Narragansett Bay.
Anyone with information about the missing boaters or their vessel are urged to call Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England’s Command Center at (508) 457-3211.