A 30-foot sailboat caught fire on leaving a man and his dog in a bad way. Luckily, the brave men and women in the United States Coast Guard were able to get to them before things got worse.
For nearly 3 days a man and his dog were left adrift on a disabled boat, the Southern Belle. The radio report that came into the Coast Guard station said that they were in bad need of rescue.
He and his dog were found 69 miles off the coast of Florida, west of the city of Hudson. Eventually after the boat caught fire the man and his dog were forced onto a small lifeboat without provisions.
“There was a lot of smoke and not much left of the boat but it definitely made it easier for us to spot,” the Coast Guard’s Erick Leib told NBC News affiliate WFLA. “He contacted the Coast Guard. He put his life jacket and gave a good position to where we could locate him.”
Thankfully both the man and dog were rescued, and both were taken in to medical facilities.
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