The Coast Guard To The Rescue

Coast Guard Finds missing boat off Palm Beach.

Miami, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA/U.S. Coast Guard)-The Coast Guard has rescued two Bahamians from disabled vessels nearly 35 miles east of West Palm Beach Today.

The Coast Guard received a report overnight of two overdue Bahamian boaters reportedly traveling from Dania Beach to Freeport, Bahamas.  A Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane and the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered were sent to search for the missing boaters.

The airplane crew arrived on scene and located the disabled vessels this afternoon. The cutter Robert Yered crew was guided in by the aircrew and safely transferred the two boaters aboard the cutter.

One of the boaters reportedly sustained a hand injury prior to the cutter crew arriving on scene.

The cutter crew took the two Bahamians to Freeport.

Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard

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