A British Royal Navy helicopter has rescued a woman and two children from a capsized boat disabled during Hurricane Maria. But a man on the vessel has died.
The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and British Royal Navy scrambled to respond to a distress call off the coast of Puerto Rico Wednesday, according to a Coast Guard statement.
A boat called Ferrel radioed it was disabled and adrift near the island of Vieques in seas with 20 foot waves and 115 mile an hour winds. Late Wednesday night a Coast Guard plane found the capsized vessel and a British naval helicopter responded to the scene.
A woman and two children were lifted from the boat, but a man was trapped inside when the Ferrel flipped over.