CAPE MAY, N.J. (CBS/AP) — Four people were rescued by the Coast Guard after their fishing boat caught fire and they were forced to abandon ship off the coast of Cape May Saturday.READ MORE: Abortion Rights Advocates Gather For Bans Off Our Bodies Protest In Philadelphia After SCOTUS Overturned Roe v. Wade
The electrical fire broke out on the 75-foot Ocean Pearl around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, when the vessel was about 16 miles southeast of Cape May. The captain and three crew members activated emergency beacons before they left the boat and then used a handheld radio to contact the Coast Guard.11 Separate Shootings In Philadelphia Leave 2 Dead, 10 Others Injured: Police
Two 45-foot response boats and an 87-foot patrol boat from the guard’s Cape May station responded to the scene. Officials say the crew members were found a short time later on a life raft, all clad in survival suits.
No injuries were reported.MORE NEWS: Brandywine Valley SPCA, Other Shelters Holding Mega Adoption Event This Weekend
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