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Navy rescues boat of four off island of Cozumel

Cozumel, Q.R. — The Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico says that on Tuesday, four people were rescued from waters off the island of Cozumel.

La Secretaría de Marina-Armada de México reports the rescue of the boat carrying four approximately three nautical miles (5.5 kilometers) from the island of Cozumel. The rescue was made after receiving an emergency call that a vessel named La Santa with a crew of four had sailed from Cozumel to fish, but began drifting when they experienced engine failure.

Members of the navy implemented a Search and Rescue Operation immediately deploying their vessel from the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station of Cozumel in search of the drifting La Santa.

They were located and towed back to the island. All four crew members were reported to be in good health.