A U.S. Coast Guard Jayhawk Helicopter rescued two boaters stranded on a remote island in the Bahamas Tuesday afternoon.
According to a press release, the Coast Guard's 7th district watchstanders received a request from the Royal Bahamian Defense Force to help assist in rescuing the U.S. citizens from Lady Slipper Cay.
Authorities say the pair was ferrying the Marlow 85, ByeLuvYaSeaYa(pictured above), from the Turks and Caicos when the cruiser began taking on water. She eventually ran aground just north of Crooked Island.
ByeLuvYaSeaYa is an enclosed bridge Marlow with three staterooms and three heads, an amidships, full-beam master stateroom and separate crew quarters according to a listing on www.showmanagement.com. She is currently listed for $3-million dollars.
The Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew forward landed on the island and took the two men safely aboard. Once aboard the Jayhawk helicopter, the men were transported to Great Inagua, Bahamas.
The men are said to be in good health and no medical concerns were reported.