The US Coast Guard announced it rescued two men, after their boat capsized, southeast of St. George Island, Florida, on Sunday. The men had been exposed to the elements for approximately 27 hours.
At approximately 7 p.m. watchstanders at USCG Sector Mobile received a notification from USCG Cutter 'Barbara Mabrity' that two men were hanging onto the side of a capsized vessel.
The Barbara Mabrity approached the vessel and recovered the two men from the water. Both men had severe sunburn and swelling of the lower extremities. They were both wearing life jackets.
The Sector Mobile Command Center coordinated with Coast Guard District 8 command center, Coast Guard District 7 command center, and Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater to have both men medevaced for emergency medical treatment.
The MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter aircrew from Air Station Clearwater arrived on scene and hoisted the two men and transferred them to local EMS.