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Three Americans rescued after engine failure leaves them adrift

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The Secretary of the Navy has reported a three-person rescue from an American vessel after the boat reported engine failure.

The rescue was made 66 nautical miles (approximately 122 kilometres) northeast of Isla Mujeres when elements of the Mexican navy set out in search of Dragon Fly, who had sailed from Honduras with three crew.

The emergency help request was made after the boat began drifting when its engines failed. The two woman, one man crew made the call for assistance that lead to their rescue and the towing of the vessel to Isla Mujeres.

Once arriving, the three Americans were health verified before being received by the Captaincy of Puerto de Isla Mujeres and the National Institute of Migration. No injuries were reported.