Fishing vessel with four on board missing in Nantucket Sound

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BOSTON (AP) – The Coast Guard used a jet, a helicopter and at least five boats to search Saturday in Nantucket Sound for a fishing vessel with four people on board that failed to return to New Bedford Harbor when expected.

The owner of the 75-foot Lady of Grace said the boat was to return to the harbor at 5 a.m., but could not be located, according to a Coast Guard press release.

The boat’s last known position was 12 miles south of Hyannis. The crew from another fishing vessel communicated with Lady of Grace by e-mail until 10 p.m. Friday, then contacted the Coast Guard when the other boat failed to reply to the last e-mail.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Zach Zubricki said the search would continue indefinitely.

“The thing we’re very concerned with is the very cold temperatures,” he said. “The seas are not very rough.”

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