PONTE VEDRA, Fla. - Two men are back on solid ground after their sailboat lost power stranding them in the Atlantic Ocean.
The 35-foot sailboat carrying 86-year-old Francis Saunders and 71-year-old Jerry Willis lost power while out at sea and ran aground early Tuesday morning in South Ponte Vedra Beach. The two men had left one week ago heading toward the Bahamas.
The two men were not hurt, but were taken to Flagler Hospital to be treated for exposure according to Joy Hill with the Florida Wildlife Commission. Both men were alert and talking when rescue crews arrived, but were tired after being adrift for a week.
A third passenger, a dog, was also on board the sail boat as well. The dog was alert and barking and appears to be ok as well.
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