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Fishermen Rescued Off Coast Of Puerto Rico

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The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter takes a group photo with Anibal Jimenez, who was rescued early morning hours of Jan. 17, 2014, after his fishing vessel, with three other fishermen onboard, capsized in waters north of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico during the afternoon of Jan. 16, 2014.  All four fishermen have been rescued, two were rescued Thursday night by a Puerto Rico Police marine unit that was vectored into their location by the Coast Guard helicopter and one other was also rescued Friday morning by a Good Samaritan vessel in the area of Cerro Gordo Beach in Vega Baja. Source: U.S. Coast Guard

The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter takes a group photo with Anibal Jimenez, who was rescued early morning hours of Jan. 17, 2014, after his fishing vessel, with three other fishermen onboard, capsized in waters north of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico during the afternoon of Jan. 16, 2014. All four fishermen have been rescued, two were rescued Thursday night by a Puerto Rico Police marine unit that was vectored into their location by the Coast Guard helicopter and one other was also rescued Friday morning by a Good Samaritan vessel in the area of Cerro Gordo Beach in Vega Baja. Source: U.S. Coast Guard

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CBSMiami) — The Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police reported Friday morning that two fishermen who were missing  off the coast of the island have been located.

Thursday night, two other fishermen were rescued after the boat they were in capsized north of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.

The four people reportedly departed on a fishing trip Thursday morning from Cerro Gordo Beach, but their vessel capsized at approximately 12 p.m.

All four were reportedly wearing life jackets when they went into the water.

Coast Guard in San Juan received a report Thursday night from Ricardo Román, a citizen in the area who reported seeing from shore a red flare out at sea.

The crew of the Coast Guard helicopter located a first fisherman after initially sighting a beam of light from a flashlight that was coming from the water.

Shortly thereafter, the Coast Guard helicopter crew located a second fisherman two nautical miles south from the first fisherman’s position.

The two fisherman were transferred from the Puerto Rico Police marine unit to a Good Samaritan vessel and taken to Cerro Gordo Beach in Vega Alta for medical treatment.

The remaining two fishermen who were missing were rescued by a Good Samaritan Friday morning.

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