Coast Guard finds two missing boaters

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.

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