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U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer Randall Rice helps a rescued mariner remove his submersion suit at Air Station Cape Cod, Dec. 7. The mariners were rescued after the sailing vessel Raw Faith became disabled 100-miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Clayton)

BOSTON, Mass. — The Coast Guard rescued two men today at about 2:20 p.m. 100 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., after their boat became disabled.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew is bringing both men back to Air Station Cape Cod, located in Bourne, Mass.

The crew of the 88-foot sailing vessel Raw Faith reported their situation to the Coast Guard Monday. The Coast Guard launched several aircraft and diverted two Coast Guard cutters to assist the men.

Additional survival gear was passed to the crew of the Raw Faith today. When the crew made the decision to evacuate the vessel, both men entered the water in survival suits and were hoisted on board an MH-60 helicopter.

The Coast Guard Cutter Reliance, homeported in Kittery, Maine, will remain on scene with the Raw Faith.


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Date Taken:12.07.2010

Date Posted:12.08.2010 06:23

Location:MA, US

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