- Associated Press - Sunday, February 15, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - The Coast Guard says an Australian father and son have been rescued after their oceangoing sailboat ran into trouble during Sunday’s storm.

Petty Officer LaNola Stone tells WBZ-TV (https://cbsloc.al/1yH0bhw) the men were picked up about 140 miles southeast of Nantucket by a Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter based on Cape Cod.

Stone said the sailors called for help around 5 a.m. when their 43-foot boat lost power and had its sails torn. The helicopter reached them about 9 a.m. She said it took about two hours to pick up the men in 60 mph winds and 25-foot seas.

No one was injured but the men were taken to a hospital to be evaluated for hypothermia.

Stone told the station the men had bought their boat “Sedona” on eBay and left from Rhode Island on Friday, headed for Australia.



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Information from: WBZ-TV, https://cbsboston.com

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