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Coast Guard Rescues Family From Capsized Boat Near Puerto Rico

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    Coast Guard Rescues Family From Capsized Boat

    Coast Guard video shows the rescue of a family from a capsized vessel near Puerto Rico.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 22, 2017)

    The U.S. Coast Guard says a woman and two children were rescued from a boat that went missing off Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria, but a man died aboard the vessel.

    The Coast Guard in Miami said in a statement that a British Royal Navy helicopter hoisted three people Wednesday night from the capsized vessel. It had sent a distress call Wednesday saying it was disabled and adrift in seas with 20-foot (6-meter) waves and 100 mph (160 kph) winds near Vieques, Puerto Rico.

    The Coast Guard says the dead man’s body was not retrieved and that the boat capsized.

    The search included an HC-130 search plane, a fast response cutter, the USS Kearsage amphibious assault ship and Navy helicopters.

    The names of those on the vessel were not released.

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