Coast Guard: 2 missing boaters rescued from Gulf | News
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says two missing boaters have been rescued in the Gulf of Mexico.
Officials say a man on a tug boat spotted 48-year-old Vance Bryan and 37-year-old Gerald Chessher on a raft Thursday evening about 90 miles northwest of Tarpon Springs.
The man called the Coast Guard and the Cutter Bonito picked up the men and took them to a Coast Guard station in St. Petersburg.
Coast Guard officials say the men left Captiva Island on June 18 and were scheduled to arrive in Cancun, Mexico, five days later but never did. They told officials their barge sank.