Mexican Fishermen Rescued After Their Boat Capsizes - NBC 7 San Diego

Mexican Fishermen Rescued After Their Boat Capsizes

Rescue was a joint effort by the San Diego Coast Guard and the Mexican Maritime Search and Rescue

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    Mexican Fishermen Rescued from Coronado Islands

    Raw video by the Coast Guard Sector San Diego of the rescue on Coronado Islands Monday night (Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016)

    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.