2 men, dog rescued from overturned boat in Gulf of Mexico off Florida

Posted at 12:13 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 12:14:10-05

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard came to the aid of two men and a dog whose boat flipped over in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida's Big Bend.

In a statement Tuesday, the Coast Guard said a helicopter crew hoisted the men and the dog to safety about 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of Rock Island.

The statement said the men and dog were found wearing life jackets and clinging to the hull of the overturned vessel. They showed mild, hypothermia-like symptoms and were met at Tallahassee International Airport by emergency responders.