Search underway off NJ coast for missing boaters

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Saturday, March 26, 2016
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BRIGANTINE, N.J. -- The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for missing boaters about a half mile off the New Jersey coast.

A guard spokesman says three or four people are believed missing from a fishing boat that apparently capsized off the coast at Brigantine, just north of Atlantic City.

The search got underway after local police contacted the Coast Guard about 5:45 p.m. Friday that three or four people were spotted in the water.

Crews, by boat and helicopter, were still looking for the missing boaters several hours later, and an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from North Carolina was en route early Saturday morning.