Coast Guard rescues 2 people from the water 15 miles south of Key West

Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne (WPC-1131) crewmembers embarks two Mexican Nationals to the cutter Tuesday, November 20, 2018 after rescuing them from the water 15 miles south of Key West. The two survivors reported they had been adrift for three days after their sank vessel sank approximately 115 miles southwest from Key West. (Coast guard Photo)

Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne (WPC-1131) crewmembers embark two Mexican Nationals to the cutter Tuesday, November 20, 2018 after rescuing them from the water 15 miles south of Key West.  (Coast guard Photo)

KEY WEST, Fla.—The Coast Guard rescued two people adrift Tuesday approximately 15 miles south of Key West.

Rescued were Luis Erosa, 55, and Nestor Erosa, 29, both Mexican nationals.

Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification from the crew of the good Samaritan vessel, Irish Cowboy, reporting an adrift debris with two people aboard.

The crew of the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne (WPC-1131) was diverted and embarked the two men who reported they had been adrift for three days after their vessel sank approximately 115 miles southwest of Key West.

“As one of the newest fast response cutter crews in the fleet, the crew responded swiftly to rescue these two men who had been adrift for three days,” said Lt. John Beal, commanding officer of the cutter Terrell Horne. “The namesake of our cutter, Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne, left us an extraordinary legacy of quick action and service while at sea, and the crew embodied the spirit of Senior Chief Horne in their actions in rescuing these mariners in distress.”

There were no reported injuries.

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