Petty Officer Ian McGoohan of the Coast Guard in New Haven, Conn., said the body was found before 8 a.m. Monday. The woman has not been identified and her body was taken to the chief medical examiner's office.
The Coast Guard says it received a distress call at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday that a 50-foot motor vessel named Priceless had struck Pulpit Rock and sank with 10 people aboard. Nine people and a dog were rescued.
McGoohan confirmed that Mary Patenaude of Pomfret, Conn., is missing.
The vessel was based out of Westerly, R.I.
Fishers Island is at the eastern end of Long Island Sound.
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