Good Samaritan rescues 3 in Delaware Bay near Cape May

CAPE MAY, N.J.- A Good Samaritan rescued three people Friday after their 45-foot fishing boat they were aboard was taking on water in the Delaware Bay near Cape May.

The Coast Guard received a call at 1:10 p.m. from a crew member aboard the Sheriff reporting they were taking on water and in distress.

The Coast Guard issued a Urgent Marine Information Broadcast to mariners to request assistance from any mariners nearby. A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May and a rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., were dispatched to the scene.

The crew of the fishing boat Ambitious answered the UMIB and arrived on scene. The crew of the Ambitious is towing the Sheriff and its crew to Oyster Dock in Port Norris, N.J.

“A number of local boating traffic responded to the UMIB to assist the Sheriff,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Szczurowski.

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