The United States coast guard (USCG saved 3 Cuban nationals, consisting of 2 guys and 1 lady, stranded on desert island of Anguilla Cay for around 5 weeks. The USCG identified the stranded trio after they waved a makeshift flag to acquire the attention of coast gurads.
The trio were left stranded on an unoccupied Bahamian island for 33 days after their boat capsized in the sea.
The Cubans were identified by USCG while they were flying a regular objective from theFlorida Keys The USCG stated that the 2 guys and a female survided on the unoccupied island by consuming coconuts, conchs and rats.
#UPDATE @USCG saved the 3 Cuban nationals stranded onAnguilla Cay A helicopter team moved the 2 guys & 1 lady to Lower Keys Medical Center without any reported injuries. More information to follow. #D 7 #USCG #Ready #Relevant #Responsive pic.twitter.com/4kX5WJJhs8
— USCGSouth east (@USCGSouth east February 9, 2021
“We were alerted to them by the flags that they actually had in addition to a large cross that they put out there for themselves,” helicopter pilot Mike Allert informed the Miami TELEVISION station WPLG.
Allert included that they flew back around Anguilla Cay to penetrate the matter and a team was sent out on Monday to drop water, food and a radio. The trio were saved from the island on Tuesday.
“Being out in those harsh elements for a long period of time, they were very happy to see us,” Allert informed ABC’s Good Morning America.
Petty Officer second Class Brandon Murray informed the South Florida SunSentinel stated that they were looking for out more information about the saved group and it was unclear that whether they were prohibited immigrants attempting to go into the United States or were tourists lost at sea.
The trio were required to the Lower Keys medical center for medical examination up.
“I cannot recall a time that we saved people who were stranded for over a month on an island. That is a new one for me,” stated a USCG authorities.