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Coast Guard rescues 2 people in the Bahamas

Posted: 8:41 PM, Aug 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-24 11:49:39Z

UPDATE (8/24) -- The Coast Guard, along with the Royal Bahamas Defense Force rescued two overdue boaters approximately 22 miles north of Freeport, Bahamas Thursday. 

Rescued were Sasha McPhee, 37, and Jerome Burrows, 37, both from the Bahamas.

At approximately 8 p.m., a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 airplane crew located the two boaters anchored, waving their hands and shooting flares approximately 22 miles north of Freeport, Bahamas. Members of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force arrived on scene, embarked the two people and transferred them to shore with no reported injuries.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from the brother-in-law of Burrows stating the two were overdue aboard a 29-foot yacht. The yacht had reportedly left Stuart, Florida, Wednesday at approximately 9:30 a.m., and were scheduled to arrive in West End, Bahamas later that day.

The owner of the vessel will make arrangements to retrieve the vessel Friday.

(Original story below)

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MIAMI, Fla. --- Two people are missing in the West Atlantic Ocean after their yacht was reported overdue to its destination. 

Sasha McPhee, 37, and Jerome Burrows, 37, both from the Bahamas were reported missing from Burrows brother-in-law. The man told Coast Guard authorities that the two were overdue aboard a 29-foot yacht. 

The yacht reportedly left from Stuart, Florida on Wednesday at approximately 9:30 a.m., and was scheduled to arrive in West End, Bahamas later that day. 

Crews from the Coast Guard Cutter Cochito, a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane and a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules airplane are searching the area for McPhee and Burrows.