NEW ORLEANS (WTNH) – Three men ventured out on a fishing and diving trip expecting to be back by Saturday at 9 pm, but their plans quickly changed.
Saturday morning, the men hoped abroad a 26-foot pleasure craft and journeyed 13 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. They said they were diving earlier in the day when they all became disoriented and lost sight of their boat.
When the men did not return at the time they were suppose to, Coast Guard Sector Mobile issued an urgent broadcast to start a search for the men.
After the HC-144 Ocean Sentry crew located the men’s location, they dropped a flare and alerted the Station Pensacola rescue crew.
At approximately 12:30 Sunday morning, the rescue crew arrived at the scene and were able to pull the men out of the water.
The men were reported to be uninjured, but were transported to Station Pensacola where they were met by local emergency medical services.