GEORGIA - The United States Coast Guard rescued four people after their ship sank off the coast of Georgia, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says. The people were able to swim to a nearby buoy and cling to it while waiting for help.
They were also able to send a distress signal from a registered Search And Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) System emergency beacon.
Four people swam and clung to a nearby @NOAA buoy after their ship sank off the coast of Georgia on 9/8/2019. The @USCG located the group after they sent a distress signal from a registered #SARSAT emergency beacon. Register yours here: https://t.co/716lEmYDAg 📷: @USCGSoutheast pic.twitter.com/JSknwa4aoF— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) September 17, 2019
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