SANDWICH (CBS) – There was an urgent search off the coast of Cape Cod Monday night.

The Coast Guard was on the hunt for a possible boat in distress after several flares were reported in the air over Cape Cod Bay.

Helicopters and boats were launched near Sandwich.

“It appeared to be a flare, we just continued on that heading, and then a few minutes later we’re pretty sure we saw a second flare, possibly a third we’re not sure,” said Sandwich Fire Capt. Sean Butler. “The seas were getting pretty heavy, the boats were bouncing up and down, a lot of lights can reflect off the windshield and stuff like that.”

No people or boaters were found during the search.

The search was later suspended Tuesday morning and the Coast Guard told WBZ-TV no one was in distress.


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