The US coast guard (USCG) rescued three Cuban nationals, together with 2 males and 1 lady, stranded on desert island of Anguilla Cay for round 5 weeks. The USCG noticed the stranded trio after they waved a makeshift flag to realize the eye of coast gurads.
The trio have been left stranded on an uninhabited Bahamian island for 33 days after their boat capsized within the sea.
The Cubans have been noticed by USCG whereas they have been flying a routine mission from the Florida Keys. The USCG mentioned that the 2 males and a lady survided on the uninhabited island by consuming coconuts, conchs and rats.
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“We were alerted to them by the flags that they actually had in addition to a large cross that they put out there for themselves,” helicopter pilot Mike Allert advised the Miami TV station WPLG.
Allert added that they flew again round Anguilla Cay to probe the matter and a crew was despatched on Monday to drop water, meals and a radio. The trio have been rescued from the island on Tuesday.
“Being out in those harsh elements for a long period of time, they were very happy to see us,” Allert advised ABC’s Good Morning America.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Murray advised the South Florida SunSentinel mentioned that they have been looking for out extra particulars concerning the rescued group and it was not clear that whether or not they have been unlawful immigrants attempting to enter the US or have been vacationers misplaced at sea.
The trio have been taken to the Lower Keys medical middle for well being test up.
“I cannot recall a time that we saved people who were stranded for over a month on an island. That is a new one for me,” mentioned a USCG official.