Coast Guard rescues 2 from disabled sailboat off Homosassa Springs coast

Two men were rescued from a disabled 42-foot sailboat Saturday night 31 miles off the coast of Homosassa Springs, according to the Coast Guard. 

The Coast Guard says after receiving a 406MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) alert Saturday evening, an aircrew found the sailboat without power and unable to sail in current weather conditions of 24 mph winds and small craft advisory.

The MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew safely returned the two men to Air Station Clearwater in good health.

The owner of the boat is working to recover the adrift vessel. 

The Coast Guard says an emergency beacon, such as a hand-held PLB, can be used to let rescue authorities know of an emergency situation. Registering a PLB is required and free.

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