(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) -- The search for six amateur fishermen who failed to return from an overnight fishing trip off the coast of Atlantic City, N.J. over the weekend has ended with relief. The men were found alive Monday night after sending out a distress call.
Their 32-foot boat, called Black Magic, was located by Coast Guard search and rescue approximately 123 miles east of Atlantic City, N.J. Officials say the boat was apparently disabled.
David Umberger, a Coast Guard search and rescue controller, said the men were lucky, as the weather conditions had been ideal for the search. The boat is expected to be towed back to shore overnight.
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