The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off of Montauk for two missing Rhode Island boaters who had embarked on an offshore fishing trip south of Block Island.
At about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Southeastern New England received a report that 54-year-old Linda Carman and her 22-year-old son Nathan Carman failed to return from an offshore fishing trip.
The mother and son had departed Ram’s Point Marina in Point Judith, Rhode Island Saturday evening in the Chicken Pox, a 32-foot center console boat.
The Coast Guard is searching an area about 11,000 square miles, roughly twice the size of Connecticut, including waters as far as 100 miles south of Montauk.
Apparatus involved in the search include the Coast Guard Cutter Bonito of New York, Coast Guard Cutter Campbell of Kittery, Maine, a MH-60 Jayhawk and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft from Air Station Cape Cod and a C-130 from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Anyone with information about Nathan Carman and Linda Carman or their missing vessel are urged to call The Coast Guard’s First District command center at 613.223.8555.