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Five rescued from drifting Isla Mujeres boat

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Five adults have been rescued from a drifting vessel off the coast of Isla Mujeres. On Saturday night, the Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico reported receiving an emergency call from a vessel that was adrift after experiencing mechanical failure.

“The rescue was carried out after receiving an emergency call in the Command and Control Room of the Naval Command through which it was reported that a Sea Ray type vessel with four Mexican crew members and an American on board (a woman and four men, including an American) was adrift after having presented mechanical failures in the propulsion system,” the agency said in a statement.

Navy personnel set out in search of the Sea Ray, locating it approximately four nautical miles or 7.4 kilometers southwest of Isla Mujeres. The boat and its five crew were transferred to the maritime dock of Puerto Juárez where authorities from the Regional Port were waiting to begin with officials procedures.

All five crew were reported in good health, none of which, required medical attention.