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Apr 11, 2016 1:37 PM

Coast Guard calls off search for distressed boat off NH seacoast

PORTSMOUTH - The U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for possible missing or distressed mariners near the Isle of Shoals.

The Coast Guard says someone aboard a boat named the "Whiskey Rose" sent a distress signal Sunday night. A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor and the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa were searching the area, along with a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry crew from Air Station Cape Cod.

Officials say the person gave the name of the vessel and said that it taking on water before the transmission was lost. No other information was given.

The Coast Guard was able to track the signal to the Isle of Shoals. The group of small islands is about six miles off the coast, straddling the border of Maine and New Hampshire.

The Coast Guard is requesting anyone with additional information about Whiskey Rose or its crew to please call the Northern New England command center at (207) 767-0302.

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