2 Boaters Rescued, 1 Missing
US Coast Guard is searching for missing boater in water off Little Compton, RI
The United States Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater in the area of Little Compton, Rhode Island, after two others were rescued from the water.
The Coast Guard says a family member called around 9:45 p.m., saying they were on the 17-foot boat for a day trip and had not returned.
One of the men who was rescued swam to Sakonnet Lighthouse. Middletown Fire crews found him.
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He told officials that the engine failed, saying the boat took on water and sank.
A Coast Guard helicopter found the second survivor clinging to a buoy about a mile away from the lighthouse.
According to the survivors, all three men were wearing life jackets.
Crews are continuing to search for the third man in Rhode Island Sound.