(BOSTON) — A father and son, trapped off the coast of Massachusetts on a disabled sailboat as a brutal winter storm struck, were rescued by the Coast Guard on Sunday.
Around 5 a.m., two men who were on a boat about 150 miles south of Nantucket contacted the Coast Guard after they were caught in the storm, the Coast Guard said on Sunday.
Heavy snow and brutal winds were reported throughout coastal New England on Sunday, and the extreme weather left the men’s boat in the Atlantic without power and with broken sails, the Coast Guard said.
Rescue crews arrived just before 9 a.m. and took the father and son to Air Station Cape Cod.
No injuries were reported, according to the Coast Guard.
When crews arrived, winds were nearly 60 miles per hour and the sea was up to 25 feet, the Coast Guard said.
“This rescue was a major effort and we are all relieved it ended as it did,” Lt. J.G. Tyler Dewechter of Air Station Cape Cod said in a news release.
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