The Coast Guard on Sunday called off the search for two fishermen who were on a boat that sank Saturday near Matinicus Island off the coast of Rockland.


A third crew member was rescued by the Coast Guard.


Coast Guard spokesman Ross Ruddell said the search for the missing crew members could resume if new information concerning their whereabouts is received, but their prospects for survival did not look good Sunday.


The National Weather Service reported that a snowstorm generated wind gusts of up to 60 mph and wave heights of 22 feet off Matinicus Island on Sunday.


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