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Cozumel boat carrying three rescued after becoming stranded north of island

Cozumel, Q.R. — A boat carrying three was rescued from Cozumel waters Monday after is became stranded. A Mexican Navy vessel responded to the emergency call for help after dive boat Andrés started to drift.

Its captain, 45-year-old Jorge Francisco Irabien, was on board with two divers when the boat engine failed. The vessel and three crew were located by navy personnel just off the north side of the island.

The men were boarded onto the Navy vessel while Andrés was towed back to land. None of the crew required medical attention. Once authorities had their information, all three left on their own.