In a Facebook post, customers talked about the story, which ended up going viral on social media due to the rescue photos.
According to the local police, the incident was followed up on Wednesday, the 24th, around 18:35. At the time of the call, the officers were on patrol at Port Robert Jenny and were about eight minutes away.
Approaching, the officers noticed a ship about 100 meters off the coast of Graves Light and could only see a portion of the boat bowing over the water. As the officers approached, they noticed a blue object floating in the water, and moments later, they noticed two men floating to the surface carrying a blue coolant.
The men reported to the officers that they were too weak to keep their heads above water. The officers rescued the victims by dragging them out of the water into a police boat.
Later, the men reported that their boat’s engine became entangled in crab lines and began to fill with water, eventually sinking and prompting them to abandon the ship.
The two victims were rescued by officers and taken to Pier 10, where the rescue team was waiting for their treatment. The victim’s boat was lifted and towed to Thomson Island. Watch the rescue video below:
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