Two fishermen are missing after their boat was overturned in Puntarenas. Seven crew were saved by clinging to a small boat they carry in case of emergency. The nine people were traveling in a boat called El Kin which was overturned and sunk.
This happened on Tuesday night, at 8:40 pm, 3.5 kilometers offshore from the dock in the El Carmen neighborhood, according to the National Coast Guard Service.
The emergency was called in to 9-1-1 by the boat Neptune, from the same company. It appeared the sardine vessel was sinking quickly. Three Red Cross units and a Coast Guard Station participated in the search and rescue operation as did the boat that called in the emergency.
The seven rescued people were taken to the pier to be evaluated. The search continues for the other two, who may have found something else to stay afloat with. A circular search following the currents is being carried out.