Three fishermen rescued on Super Bowl Sunday

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen who were aboard a 66-foot boat that was taking on water 66 miles east of Atlantic City, N.J., today.

The Coast Guard received a call at 11:07 a.m. from a crewman aboard the fishing boat Storm reporting they were taking on water and needed Coast Guard assistance.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City arrived on scene and lowered rescue swimmer Petty Officer 2nd Class Tye Conklin and a dewatering pump aboard the boat.

A crew aboard the fishing boat the Colin and Warren arrived on scene and transferred a dewatering pump aboard the Storm as well.

The Storm had taken aboard a total of 11-feet of water by the time rescuers arrived and the their stern was completely submerged.

The fishermen pumped out the water and located the source of the flooding.

The crew of the Cape May, N.J., based 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Dependable arrived on scene and patched up the fist size hole near the rear engine room on the right side of the fishing boat.

The three fishermen are underway on their own power en route for Point Pleasant, N.J.

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