A pair aboard a 29-foot yacht were rescued Thursday evening after an unplanned day at sea when their scheduled cruise from Stuart, Florida, to the Bahamas was thwarted.
The brother-in-law of one of the passengers, 37-year-old Jerome Burrows, called the Coast Guard after Burrows failed to arrive in West End, Bahamas, on Wednesday evening. Burrows and 37-year-old Sasha McPhee left Stuart around 9:30 Wednesday morning.
The Coast Guard, along with the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, found Burrows and McPhee 22 miles offshore near Freeport, Bahamas, around 8 p.m. Thursday. The pair were waving their hands and shooting flares when officials found them.
No one was injured.