Three fishermen stranded on the Coronado Islands in Mexico were rescued Monday in a joint effort by the San Diego Coast Guard and the Mexican Maritime Search and Rescue.
Around 9:30 p.m., a woman reported to the Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center that her brother and his two friends were stranded after their fishing boat capsized.
The MH-60 Jayhawk entered Mexico airspace after receiving permission while the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Petrel and a team from Mexican Maritime Search and Rescue combed the waters off the coast of Mexico.
The Coast Guard helicopter located the fishermen after spotting a fire on the beach of the Coronado Islands.
The men were flown to Sector San Diego around 11:30 where the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers as well as EMS evaluated them.
All three are Mexican nationals and were taken into custody to be taken back to Mexico.