SAN DIEGO — A ship carrying 18 migrants was rescued 50 miles off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico Wednesday after a difficulty with the pleasure craft’s motor stranded them out at sea with out meals and water for 5 days, a U.S. Coast Guard San Diego official advised FOX 5.
The Coast Guard acquired a misery name round 4 p.m. in regards to the 20-foot pleasure craft’s motor breaking down, based on the army official.
The Coast Guard was capable of helicopter 5 females and two males, two of that are kids, onboard the boat to San Diego, whereas the remaining 11 passengers have been picked up by the Mexican Navy referred to as “C-Mar” and introduced again to Ensenada, per the Coast Guard.
The boat had taken in water on its deck, however officers say it wasn’t sufficient to sink it.
“#Hypothermia CAN happen in any water temperature beneath 70°F. Throughout immediately’s rescue, the air and sea temperatures have been near 60°F #PleaseDontTakeToTheSea,” the USCG Southern California tweeted.
U.S. Customs and Border Safety might be shifting ahead with the case, as they are going to quickly course of the migrants.
FOX 5’s Sarah Alegre contributed to this report.
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