By CBS3 Staff

CAPE MAY, N.J. (CBS) — Tense moments were caught on camera as the Coast Guard rescued seven people from a sport-fishing boat off the coast of Cape May. The boat was almost 70 miles southeast of Cape May.

The 40-foot boat encountered high winds and waves reaching 10 feet. The crew activated an emergency radio beacon, leading rescue crews to them.

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All seven people were hoisted by helicopter and taken to waiting EMTs.

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The Coast Guard said it was fortunate that the boaters had life jackets, radio, and the radio beacon.