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Mexican marine rescues crew of four at Mahahual after motor fails

Mahahual, Q.R. — Two Italians and their dogs were rescued by local marine officials outside Mahahual Thursday after their boat motor failed.

The Navy Secretariat of Mexico reported that naval personnel rescued two people who were aboard a sailboat that had problems in its propellant system. Marine personnel took to the sea in search of the small vessel.

Photo: Navy Secretariat of Mexico

The boat was located in the vicinity of Punta Xocox about 7 nautical miles off the shores of Mahahual.

Mexican officials say they received the distress call for help from the boat who said their motor had failed. Mexican search and rescue were quick to leave their post in search of the crew of four due to oncoming bad weather.

They were able to tow the boat safely to shore where all on board were reported to be in good health. The Navy Secretariat of Mexico recorded the quick rescue on video.

In July, the Navy of Mexico off Isla Mujeres assisted in the escorting of an American sailboat to the island by a Panamanian vessel after the crew of two lost propulsion.