[Brief] On Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from the life raft located some 30 southeast that is nm of Turk into the Turks and Caicos.
The Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a personal location beacon alert from the survivors, that has abandoned ship after their cruising yacht struck a object that is submerged. The Coast Guard watchstanders directed the launch of an helicopter crew and diverted a C-27 aircraft crew to locate the two sailors.
A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted both survivors aboard and properly transferred them to shore into the Turks and Caicos. The rescuees were identified by the USCG as Carroll McCain, 65, and Thomas Hayne, 51.
“This case really highlights the significance of having crisis equipment agreeable,” said Lt. Caleigh Cobb, 7th District demand responsibility officer. “The activation of the locator that is personal was critical to Air Station Borinquen’s power to quickly find and recover all people from the life raft.”
The owner regarding the yacht shall arrange for salvage operations to refloat and eliminate the vessel, the Coast Guard stated.