MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A dramatic rescue at sea as Coast Guard crews from Miami swept in to rescue two people whose small plane crashed off the Bahamas.

Around 12:15 p.m on Saturday, the Coast Guard command center in Miami received word from 59-year old Richard McGlaughlin that the single engine plane he and his passenger, 25-year old Elaine McGlaughlin, were in had developed engine trouble and they were going down about two miles west of Andros, Bahamas.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft were launched and around 12:30 p.m. found the downed aircraft along with McGlaughlins in an inflatable raft. The rescue helicopter crew arrived on scene at 12:58 p.m. and safely hoisted them onto the aircraft and transferred them to Odyssey Airport in Nassau, Bahamas.

The McGlaughlins, who are from Alabama, were not injured in the crash.

Comments (2)
  1. Mark Maier says:

    This is the way it is supposed to work. The pilot was prepared with a life raft and didn’t stall the airplane in the process of ditching. Well done.

  2. Marco says:

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