American Morning

Tune in at 6am Eastern for all the news you need to start your day.
November 8th, 2010
07:36 AM ET

U.S. Coast Guard rescues family lost at sea

A family of four lost at sea in a 13-foot sailboat for nearly a week are rescued this weekend.

Today, one of the officers who led the rescue mission of the two adults and two children 2,300 miles off the Hawaiian coast joins John Roberts and Kiran Chetry.

Captain James McCauley, commanding officer, USCG Cutter Rush based in Honolulu, describes the helicopter rescue with New Zealand's Air Force and the condition of the family from Kiribati.

Filed under: American Morning
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Reed Stanley

    My girlfriend HS3 Sabrina Shultz helped take care of them. Love you Bri, were proud of all you guys.

    November 10, 2010 at 6:15 pm |
  2. L. Cray

    Great Job USCG Rush!! I Love you Ty!!

    November 10, 2010 at 3:32 am |
  3. Mike- Dad

    My son is on the Rush too! Nick Galan. Great job son to all of you on the CGC Rush! SEMPER PARATUS!

    November 9, 2010 at 9:57 pm |
  4. deanna lewandowski

    Good job jimmy. That was my cousin who saved the boat too.

    November 9, 2010 at 7:47 am |
  5. Chris Heckman

    My son is also on the RUSH- IT3 C. Taylor Heckman, We are proud of the all the people who serve! Congrats to BM2 Crocker!

    November 9, 2010 at 4:49 am |
  6. Kelly Crocker

    My son; BM2 Kenneth Crocker, drove the rescue boat. We are very proud of him! He's from Norton Shores, Michigan.

    November 8, 2010 at 10:44 am |