Coast Guard rescues 4 haitians from sunken vessel

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., rescues four Haitian men 50 nautical miles southeast of Great Inagua, Bahamas, Dec. 4, 2015. The men were found floating in a life raft after their vessel sank. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)MIAMI — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued four men southeast of Great Inagua, Bahamas, from their life raft after their vessel sank Friday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District command center received a distress signal from an emergency positioning indicating radio beacon originating 50 nautical miles southeast of Bahamas. The watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater deployed MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to respond. Upon arriving on scene, the aircrew located a debris field and a life raft with four Haitians aboard. All of the survivors from the life raft were safely hoisted and transported to the Royal Bahamian Defense Force with no reported injuries.

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