Dramatic Coast Guard rescue caught on camera in Puerto Rico

Posted at 12:21 PM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 12:21:17-04

VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO (CNN) - A woman and two children are recovering after a dramatic rescue.

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and British Royal Navy recovered them from the vessel "Ferrel" near Vieques, Puerto Rico.

Coast Guard watchstanders received a distress call on Wednesday and rescuers found them on Thursday.

The Ferrel was drifting in 20-foot high sea water with 100-knot winds.

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