The Nancy Christine capsized and sank on the evening of September 4, 2004, in Nantucket Sound. The crew had been fishing for sea clams. Captain Bill Manthorne, on the fishing boat Tunacious, had cruised past the Nancy Christine and seen nothing unusual. Moments later, he saw a puff of white smoke above the vessel. Within minutes, it had flipped over. The Coast Guard sent two rescue boats, a cutter, and a helicopter, but they found only a circular flotation device and no sign of the crew. The search continued, and State Police divers joined the Coast Guard, but the captain, Wayne Ingham, and crew member Michael Leonardo were not found.