Globe – A Coast Guard helicopter from Cape Cod hoisted four lobstermen to safety after their boat sank in 250 feet of water about 40 miles south of Block Island, R.I., Thursday morning, officials said.
The four men aboard the 60-foot Sakonnet Lobster sent a distress call at about 4:15 a.m. after the boat began taking on water, the Coast Guard said in a statement.
By 6:40 a.m., the crew had abandoned ship, dressed in survival suits. By 7 a.m., a Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter had arrived from Cape Cod and hoisted all four men to safety, the Coast Guard said.
“These are very lucky, but also very prepared fishermen,” Lieutenant Matt Vanderslice, the co-pilot of the aircraft from Air Station Cape Cod, said in the statement. “They had all the right gear onboard, it worked, and they knew how to use it. That’s why they’re safely back on land today.”
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