U.S. Coast Guard rescues woman, two children off capsized vessel near Puerto Rico

A U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, and a British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay rescue helicopter crew coordinated the rescue of an adult female and two children from the vessel Ferrel near Puerto Rico. 

VIEQUES, Puerto Rico -- A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Air Station Clearwater rescued a woman and two children after the vessel they were on capsized Wednesday.

Coast Guard District Seven watch standers received an alert via emergency position indicating radio beacon and then a distress call on Sept. 20 from the Ferrel. The alert stated they were disabled and adrift in 20-foot seas and 100-knot winds, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.

The woman and two children were taken back to Puerto Rico.

The Navy and British Royal Navy also assisted with the rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.


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