LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Coast Guard says two boaters were prepared for an emergency at sea when their 25-foot boat capsized off Southern California during the weekend.
The Coast Guard was first alerted around 12:30 p.m. Saturday by a personal locating beacon that activated near Santa Cruz Island.
A man then called and requested assistance, saying he and another man swam to the island after the capsizing.
The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and during the search one of the men fired a flare to alert the crew to their position.
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Both men were hoisted aboard and flown to Santa Barbara, where they were reported in stable condition as they were being treated for symptoms of hypothermia.