Stranded boaters sailing to Connecticut from Bermuda rescued by Montauk Coast Guard unit

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U.S. Coast Guard officers from the Montauk Marine Base rescued a sail boat that became stranded Friday about 35 miles off Montauk.

The boat was sailing north from Bermuda when its engines died and it became trapped in a storm surge from Hurricane Arthur, Petty Officer Ismael Velasquez said.

Two Canadians on board had sailed to Bermuda for a race and were returning to Connecticut, Velasquez said.

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The boat was only traveling at about 2 knots and called for help at about 11:30 a.m. to avoid being swept into the hurricane, Velasquez said.

Coast Guard officers towed the boat back to the Montauk Marine Base by 6:30 p.m., where it was stationed for the night.

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