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Coast Guard towing missing NJ boat; weather delays arrival

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Relatives of the six men rescued at sea after their sport boat broke down expect to see them soon.

The Coast Guard says it expects to tow the fishing vessel Black Magic and the men aboard into its Atlantic City station between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday. The time has been in flux because of a storm over the ocean.

Six men set out Saturday for a tuna-fishing excursion they expected to last one night. When they didn't return Sunday, relatives called authorities. Coast guard aircraft and boats were used to find the boat Monday, some 120 miles off the New Jersey coast.

All six men were reportedly in good physical health.

Relatives say they haven't been able to talk to the men by radio but are calling their cell phones hoping they'll be within range soon.


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