Coast Guard Rescues 3 Boaters After Mayday Call Off Hawaiian Coast

The U.S. Coast Guard recovered three men whose boat sank off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, during another missing persons search on July 4th, according to the USCG. PlayU.S. Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii
WATCH After Mayday Call Cuts Off, Coast Guard Hoists 3 Men to Safety

They called themselves “the rescuer in the dark.”

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three men whose boat sank off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii on July 4 -- amid a separate search for missing fishermen, according to the USCG.

The men -– who were attempting to tow another overturned vessel belonging to three missing fishermen -– made a mayday call Monday night after their 30-foot boat capsized, forcing them to abandon ship.

Shortly after the mayday call was “abruptly cut off,” the Coast Guard received a radio beacon alert and dispatched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point to hoist the men to safety. A fourth man was able to swim to shore.

One man was treated for hypothermia, and no other injuries were reported, the USCG said in a statement. The search for the missing fishermen is ongoing.