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Three Americans rescued by Mexican Navy off Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The Navy of Mexico reports the successful rescue of three Americans off the coast of Isla Mujers.

La Secretaría de Marina-Armada de México says that marine personnel from the Fifth Naval Region rescued three people in the vicinity of Isla Mujeres over the weekend after the motor on their boat failed.

Marine personnel took to the waters after receiving notice from the Regional Captaincy of Puerto Juarez informing them that a sailboat named Lorena was experiencing propulsion problems and was drifting approximately 10 nautical miles (18 kilometers) to the northeast of Isla Mujeres.

Mexico’s Search and Rescue team departed from the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station of Isla Mujeres where they found the boat and its three American crew members.

All three men on board Lorena were in good health after being safely returned to land. Their boat was towed to the Makax Lagoon at Isla Mujeres.