Good Samaritan rescues 3 near Cape May, N.J.

CAPE MAY, N.J. – A Good Samaritan rescued three people this morning from aboard a life raft after they abandoned their fishing boat 30 miles southeast of Cape May, N.J.

The Coast Guard received a call at 6:40 a.m. from a crewman aboard the Dollie reporting they are taking on water and they have a pump that is not keeping up with the flooding. The crewman also reported they have a life raft aboard.

The Coast Guard sent out an urgent marine information broadcast to mariners to request assistance from any nearby boats. 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 aboard the fishing boat Amy Marie answered the UMIB and reported they were nine miles from Dollie’s location and were en route to assist the crew.

The Amy Marie and its crew arrived on scene and rescued all three people from a life raft.

The Amy Marie and its crew with the survivors aboard are en route to Cape May.

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