Coast Guard aircrew rescues two 120 miles off Nantucket

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BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two people May 10, 120 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., after their sailboat lost its mast and began taking on water.

The two-man crew of the sailing vessel Eva contacted the Coast Guard Command Center in Boston via satellite telephone at 1:45 p.m. stating that their 45-foot sailboat had lost its mast and was taking on water. They also stated the vessels dewatering pumps were not operating. Weather on scene at the time of the report was 25-35 knot winds with 12-foot seas. The vessel was equipped with a life raft.

They two men were hoisted by an Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 helicopter crew and are en route the Coast Guard air station in Bourne, Mass. Both men are reported to be in good condition

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