US Coast Guard Rescues 27 From Remote Island After Marathon SAR Effort

After a marathon four-day search and rescue effort, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Dauntless retrieved 27 migrants from the rocky cliffs of Monito Island, an outcropping located midway between the Dominican Republic and the western coast of Puerto Rico. 

Last Wednesday afternoon, Coast Guard watchstanders received a VHF call from the fishing vessel Jerimar, which reported the sighting of a possible migrant vessel in the vicinity of Monito Island. Sector San Juan launched a Coast Guard Jayhawk...

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