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Aussie father, son saved by US Coast Guard

Winched to safety: Australians Reg and Jason McGlashan safely aboard a rescue helicopter. Photo US Cost Guard

Winched to safety: Australians Reg and Jason McGlashan safely aboard a rescue helicopter. Photo US Cost Guard

Winched to safety: Australians Reg and Jason McGlashan safely aboard a rescue helicopter. Photo US Cost Guard

Winched to safety: Australians Reg and Jason McGlashan safely aboard a rescue helicopter. Photo US Cost Guard

Boston – AAP  An Australian father and son have reportedly been rescued by the US Coast Guard after getting stranded in their yacht in massive seas off the coast of Massachusetts.

The pair, whom News Corp Australia named as Reg McGlashan and his son Jason, are said to have got into trouble in stormy seas about 240km south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, on Sunday morning.

Jason had reportedly purchased the vessel, the Sedona, on online auction site eBay, and the pair were planning to sail 16,000 kilometres to the NSW coastal town of Port Macquarie – their hometown.

In a statement, the US Coast Guard said the operator of the Sedona “reported the vessel was without power and its sails were torn in the storm”.

“He requested he and his father be removed from the vessel due to the degrading weather.”

A dramatic video on the US Coast Guard’s website shows the two men being winched to safety from the stricken yacht into a helicopter by rescue workers.

Neither were injured in the incident, according to reports.

The McGlashans' foundering vessel. Photo US Coast Guard

The McGlashans’ foundering vessel. Photo US Coast Guard


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