4 men rescued after being lost at sea for 6 days

Published On: Jan 21 2013 04:48:52 PM EST
MIAMI -

The U.S. Coast Guard says four men were rescued after being lost at sea for six days in the Caribbean.

A press release from the Coast Guard district in Miami says the men were rescued Sunday west of Guadeloupe Island.

The men were on a fishing vessel headed from the South Leeward Coast of St. Vincent Island to Antigua when a crewmember reported that the boat was disabled and floating at sea. The Coast Guard Air Station out of Clearwater, Fla., found the boat and a nearby vessel helped rescue the men.

The group was taken to the Virgin Islands.

Coast Guard officials say it's important to always have safety equipment onboard, including an emergency position indicating radio beacon that helps them respond quickly to mariners in distress.

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