MIAMI (AP) - Two boaters experience a close call after their vessel sank about 20 miles east of Miami.
The Coast Guard says the pair was saved thanks for a personal locator beacon, life jacket and inflatable seat cushion they had onboard.
At about 11 a.m. on Sunday, the Coast Guard received an electronic distress signal from the boaters' locator beacon.
Using information from the beacon's registration, the Coast Guard was able to quickly launch a helicopter toward their location.
When the aircrew arrived on scene they spotted both people in the water using a life jacket and seat cushion for floatation. Both were safely hoisted into the helicopter.
The Coast Guard urges all boaters to carry an emergency indicating radio beacon or personal locator beacon.
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