5 rescued from boat off southern NJ coast

November 8, 2009 11:10:56 AM PST
Five people aboard a 30-foot boat were rescued by the Coast Guard after it started taking on water near the southern New Jersey coast.

A crew member aboard the Drifter called the Coast Guard around 2:45 p.m. Saturday, reporting that the troubled boat was about two miles south of Cape May.

Two Coast Guard rescue boat crews soon responded to the scene, and one got a pump to the Drifter, whose crew members were able to control the flooding. The second Coast Guard crew then towed the Drifter to Cape May Harbor.

No injuries were reported, authorities said.