Coast Guard officials relayed this comment to 970 WFLA from one of the survivors. "I'm doing fine now," said Cleveland Fair, a 74-year-old resident of
On Monday, their 30-foot sailing vessel suffered engine failure 80 miles west of
Coast Guard officials said watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District in
"It's a good thing they had a working EPIRB with them," said Chief Petty Officer Ryan Vess, a search and rescue coordinator at the sector. "Being 80 miles offshore, it was the only method they could alert the Coast Guard of their distress.”
No one was injured.
Photos provided by the US Coast Guard in St. Petersburg.