|Published:||Oct 28, 2010 4:27 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 28, 2010 1:27 PM EDT|
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Connecticut man is back on dry land after spending two days adrift at sea.
The Coast Guard says it rescued 73-year-old Richard Steg of Storrs, Conn., on Wednesday morning more than 45 miles east of Jacksonville Beach.
Steg had been adrift since Monday when his 35-foot vessel lost power and heavy weather broke its mast.
The Coast Guard says Steg briefly was able to make a distress call on Tuesday. A tug boat picked up the signal that evening and relayed it to the Coast Guard, who launched a search.
Steg was heading from Florida to Groton, Conn.
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