MOBILE, AL (WLOX) - Two boaters are home safe after being rescued around 9:30 Thursday night. The boaters apparently got lost while they were towing a sailboat to Ocean Springs.
Rescue crews from The Frost Two found the men eight miles south of Horn Island, after spotting a flare.
The Coast Guard received a call Thursday morning around 8 a.m. from the wife of one of the lost men. SHe said her husband and his friend got turned around in the dark while towing a sailboat and accidentally headed out into the Gulf. That's when their boat sank, and they had to climb onto the sailboat.