The 27 people lost at sea Sunday during a navy evacuation of the Miskito Cays were found alive Tuesday morning by the fishing boat Sun Ha, according to the Nicaraguan Navy.
The captain of the fishing boat reportedly found the missing Navy vessel on the high seas, some 20 miles off Nicaragua’s northern Caribbean coast. The vessel had been lost at sea for more than 24 hours, after attempting to evacuate 23 fishermen from the Miskito Cays ahead of Hurricane Rina.
Two of the rescued fishermen were taken to the hospital in Bilwi. The others are reportedly in good health.
Additional details were not made available about how the Navy vessel got lost for so long at sea.