Coast Guard rescues 2 nearly 35 miles east of West Palm Beach

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo.

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo.

MIAMI – The Coast Guard rescued two Bahamians from disabled vessels nearly 35 miles east of West Palm Beach, Tuesday.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report at approximately 7:15 p.m. Monday of two overdue Bahamian boaters reportedly traveling from Dania Beach to Freeport, Bahamas. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered crew to search for the missing boaters.

The airplane crew arrived on scene and locating the disabled vessels around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. The cutter Robert Yered crew was vectored 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, Bahamas and transferred them to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.

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