Missing boaters found alive 120 miles off A.C.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - October 11, 2010

They were spotted east of Atlantic City by a Coast Guard helicopter out of Elizabeth City, New Jersey around 7:00 p.m. Monday.

There was no word yet on when the men would be brought back to shore.

The sport-fishing boat left Saturday morning and was set to return Sunday morning. When they weren't home by Sunday night, the authorities were called.

The search for the 32-foot vessel, Black Magic, initially focused on the area near where the men had planned to go fishing.

But a Coast Guard radio tower on Martha's Vineyard picked up a mayday call around 1 a.m. Monday, Coast Guard Petty Officer Jonathan Lindberg said. A recording of the call was played for families of the missing, one of whom recognized the voice as that of her husband.

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