- 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.


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

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