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Two men rescued off Isla Mujeres after boat sinks

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Two men were rescued from Caribbean Sea waters off Isla Mujeres after the boat they were piloting sank.

The Secretary of the Navy of Mexico acting as Coast Guard, reported that personnel assigned to the Fifth Naval Region rescued two people who were aboard a boat 30 nautical miles (55.56 kilometers) northeast of Isla Mujeres.

Photo: La Secretaría de Marina- Armada de México

The rescue mission began after they received a call that a catamaran-type boat named Dzul Taap II, sank due to water in the cooling system of its engine.

The two crew members managed to escape their sinking catamaran and climb into a dingy for safety. Mexican navy personnel departed land in a ship along with an MI-17 helicopter. Both made their way out to sea where they found the two men floating.

The men and boat were pulled safely to the navy dock where they were reviewed by medical personnel. Both were reported to be in good condition.