Coast Guard crews searching for 3 near Cape May

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard is searching for three people after the 44-foot fishing boat they were aboard sank 20 miles east of Cape May Wednesday.

The Coast Guard received an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) transmission at 7:35 p.m. from The Seatracker.

A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., arrived on scene and found an empty life raft. They are continuing to search where the EPIRB transmission originated.

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