The U.S. Coast Guard announced that it had rescued two men off the coast of Bimini, the Bahamas on Tuesday.
Local10.ocm reports that a Coast Guard cutter rescued the men at about 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon after finding them floating on homemade paddleboards about 10 miles west of Bimini.
The victims’ family members notified officials of their disappearance on Friday, leading to the Coast Guard initiating a search on Sunday. Incredibly, the men originally set sail for Key West on March 22.
RESCUED AT SEA: Two Cuban men set sail for South Florida last week, but their trip took an unexpected turn. https://t.co/kwjIARmgcO
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10)
March 30, 2022
Lt. Cmdr. Jason Neiman praised the rescuers, saying “Their actions helped save two lives from the sea. Both men are now safe, but we must highlight trips like this are incredibly dangerous and often turn tragic.”
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