USCG Saves Two near Everglades National Park

US Coast Guard rescued two men from their partially submerged vessel near Everglades National Park Tuesday morning.

Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon signal Tuesday morning, quickly triangulated the area to search and launched a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 dolphin rescue helicopter crew along with a Coast Guard Station Marathon boatcrew to assist.

Both assets arrived on scene within an hour and found two men knee deep in water aboard their partially submerged sailboat 10 miles west of Flamingo Marina, Florida.

The smallboat crew safely pulled the two men from the vessel using heaving lines due to the shallow depth of water and the possibility of running aground themselves.

The pair later stated they had been taking on water since midnight thinking they could handle the flooding but were unsuccessful. Both men were taken to Flamingo Marina with no injuries where a family member was waiting.

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