BANGOR, Maine — Coast Guard rescue crews from Station Boothbay Harbor, the cutters Campbell and Ocracoke and Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, saved two people Friday after their fishing vessel sank about 50 nautical miles east of Portland.

Watchstanders at the 1st District Command Center in Boston received an emergency beacon notification from the fishing vessel Jeanne C. around 3:28 p.m., the Coast Guard said in a news release.

Unable to reach the vessel by radio, search-and-rescue coordinators from the 1st District directed the launch of the Coast Guard cutters Campbell and Ocracoke, a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Station Boothbay Harbor and an aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod.

Crews from Station Boothbay Harbor spotted a life raft with two people aboard around 4:30 p.m.

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