Boat went down 17 miles offshore
. Sat phone
call to local CG reported 21 onboard, all got in life rafts, 7-9 injuries, there's been no further contact. It's now 6:50pm EDT they've been on water
2 hrs, CG hasn't located boat debris or life rafts yet. There are 7 helos and multiple small boats involved with search.
As I listen to news updates, I'm asking myself why they haven't located the scene yet. I would think that EPIRBS would be involved and they'd have good location data by now.
Local newscaster raised possibility of crank call, CG is treating it as real event.