Coast Guard Rescues Fisherman Near Bahamas

ST. PETERSBURG (CBS4)  — The Coast Guard rescued three fisherman near the Bahamas, Tuesday.

Coast Guard rescue coordinators got a signal around 10 p.m. Monday night from an activated Electronic Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).

Video of the rescue can be viewed here.

When a crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter out of Clearwater arrived at the signal location, it discovered a 34-foot boat east of the Crooked Islands, Bahamas.

The boat became disabled while traveling to Long Island Bahamas from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

The men reported they ran out of a food and water and were considering abandoning ship due to damage from waves.

All three men were rescued and no injuries were reported.


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