LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Five men were rescued Saturday off Florida after spending 16 days at sea on a small man-made raft, officials said.
The U.S. Coast Guard said the rescue took place about 2 miles southeast of Lake Worth Inlet. Lake Worth is located south of West Palm Beach on Florida’s east coast.
“The men stated they had been at sea for 16 days since leaving Cuba,” the Coast Guard tweeted.
No other details have been released.
#Yesterday @USCG Station Lake Worth Inlet rescued 5 males aboard a small man-made raft, due to safety of life at sea concerns, 2 miles SE of Lake Worth Inlet. The men stated they had been at sea for 16 days since leaving Cuba.#SafetyFirst #SectorMiami #USCG #Ready pic.twitter.com/qqrAtlPU9A— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) February 21, 2021