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Boaters aboard a 29-foot yacht rescued by Coast Guard near the Bahamas after day at sea

Two U.S. Coast Guard airplanes sit on the tarmac to load Americans leaving Haiti in Port-au-Prince on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.
Two U.S. Coast Guard airplanes sit on the tarmac to load Americans leaving Haiti in Port-au-Prince on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.

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.

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