St. Lucia police detail rescue after boat sinking

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Associated Press

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 26 at 1:04 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — St. Lucia police say a boat captain and crewman swam for nearly a day before they were rescued after their vessel sank in dangerous seas. Two U.S. tourists aboard the boat had reached land after 14 hours in the water.

Marine Police Sgt. Finley Leonce told The Associated Press Friday that the captain and first mate swam almost 24 hours before they were rescued by a private boat owner. He says the two men were waving their arms and trying to swim to shore.

They are employees of a company called "Reel Irie," which owns the boat that sank during a fishing trip on Sunday. Brother and sister Dan and Kate Suski also survived.

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