Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Teenagers Off Rhode Island [VIDEO]
BOSTON- Two teenage boys were rescued by the Coast Guard in Harbor of Refuge, Rhode Island on Saturday.
According to a news release from the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the two 15-year old boys became stranded when their 21-foot recreational boat malfunctioned. As a result, the two were stranded on a nearby break wall until they were spotted by a commercial towing company, the Watchstander, that then contacted Coast Guard officials.
The Coast Guard deployed a 45-foot long response boat to the scene, but were unable to get close enough to the break wall. A surface swimmer was sent in to navigate the rocks and brought each boy to safety on the boat.
After the two boys were cleared of injuries, they were brought to the Coast Guard Station Point Judith barracks to be picked up by their parents.