Coast Guard rescues trio stranded on desert island for 33 days

Border Patrol took custody of the Cubans from the hospital and they were transferred to the U.S. The Coast Guard said they were uninjured.On Wednesday morning, the Coast Guard said on Twitter the U.S. The surveillance plane’s aircrew dropped food, water and a radio to the castaways, the Coast Guard said. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in Pompano Beach, Florida. The two men and a woman survived by eating conchs and rats, a Coast Guard official told a Florida news station. A helicopter crew later hoisted them from the island and took them to a hospital in Key West, Florida. First published on February 10, 2021 / 11:08 AM The Coast Guard released a picture showing the makeshift shelter the castaways used. Coast Guard rescued three Cuban nationals who were stranded for more than a month on a desert island in the Bahamas on Tuesday. Their boat capsized and they swam to the atoll, Dougherty told WPLG-TV. #BreakingNews @USCG is assisting 3 people who have reportedly been stranded on Anguilla Cay, Bahamas for 33 days. Coast Guard rescues trio stranded on uninhabited island for 33 days

By Alex Sundby

Updated on: February 10, 2021 / 3:10 PM
/ CBS News

Trio stuck on island for 33 days rescued

Trio stuck on island for 33 days rescued

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The U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Nicole Santaretti

It wasn’t immediately clear if the Cubans were lost fishermen or trying to migrate to another country, Petty Officer Second Class Brandon Murray told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. A Coast Guard surveillance plane spotted the castaways during a routine patrol Monday, the agency said in a statement. “They went back around to check it out, and they noticed three people signaling them.”Aircraft commander Mike Allert told the station the trio ate conchs and rats to survive and that they set up a large cross on Anguilla Cay, Bahamas. More to follow.#D7 #Ready #Relevant #Responsive #searchandrescue #USCG pic.twitter.com/D263ptTarz— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) February 9, 2021

“Our rescue swimmer found them to be fatigued, dehydrated and showing definite signs of just being out in the elements for the extended amount of time that they were there,” Allert told WPLG-TV. An aerial photo shows a makeshift shelter for three people stranded on Anguilla Cay, Bahamas, February 8, 2021. An Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew has dropped a radio, food and water. Coast Guard Lieutenant Riley Beecher

The Cubans said they were on the island for 33 days, the Coast Guard said. “They noticed some unusual flags down there, some different colors, so they noticed some orange,” Lieutenant Justin Dougherty told WPLG-TV. An aerial photo shows three people stranded on Anguilla Cay, Bahamas, February 8, 2021.