Coast Guard crews suspended their search for two missing fishermen near Block Island, Rhode Island Wednesday at approximately 5:13 p.m.

The two fishermen have been missing since their boat Mistress capsized and sank Tuesday morning.

The fishing boat Captain Bligh initially responded to the scene and rescued one fisherman from a lifeboat.

Crews searched for approximately 72 hours covering 2,152 square nautical miles.

The search included the following crews:

  • Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel
  • Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead
  • Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba
  • Coast Guard Cutter Albacore
  • Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews and HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crews
  • 45-foot response boat crews from Station Point Judith
  • 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crews from Station Menemsha

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).