Coast Guard crew rescues 7 lost in fog

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A Coast Guard crew rescued seven people who were disoriented in the fog aboard a 22-foot boat Saturday two miles off the coast of Wildwood, N.J.

The Coast Guard received a call at 5 p.m. from a passenger aboard the sport fishing boat Addiction reporting their GPS was disabled and they were disoriented in the fog.

The position of the boat was attained by the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 system.

Rescue 21 is a newly-established search and rescue and command and control system, leveraging 21st century technology to boost search and rescue capability and better protect the nation’s coastal waterways and ports.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., arrived on scene and escorted the crew of the Addiction to Canyon Club Marina in Cape May.

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