Coast Guard Responds to Report of Sinking Boat

BOSTON – The Coast Guard is searching tonight for survivors of a reported 15-foot boat sinking near Provincetown, Mass.

In an initial 911 call at 4 p.m., a 14-year old witness on land said he saw one person aboard the boat when it sank near Storage Beach, in Truro, Mass. He said he heard three air horn blasts and heard the word “help”.

At 4:20 p.m., local police relayed the report to the Coast Guard who deployed a 25-foot response boat crew from Station Provincetown and an HH-60 rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod.

Both Coast Guard assets joined local authories at about 5 p.m. and began searching. They have not yet sighted any people or debris in the water.

The seas are less than one foot and the winds are five to 10 knots. Water temperature is 43 degrees and air temperature is 36 degrees.

Source: USCG D1 Public Affairs

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