A cargo ship managed to pick up two unidentified British Columbians who were adrift in the Pacific on a raft.
The pair were traveling on a sailboat, said the The Victoria Times Colonist newspaper.
The U.S. Coast Guard was credited with directing the ship, the “Sunbelt Spirit,” to the men.
The location was reported to be 120 kilometers off Costa Rica in the Pacific. That’s about 75 miles.
The newspaper said that Costa Rican rescue workers failed to find the men and gave up the search. A U.S. military aircraft located a beacon from the raft Saturday, said the newspaper. The freighter was expected to arrive in Panamá today.