Father, 2 Children Rescued Off Scituate, MA

A father and his two young children were found safe early Monday morning, Sept. 30, off Scituate, MA, after their 20-foot Wellcraft runabout experienced engine problems the previous afternoon and drifted offshore.

Mike Ryan, 39, and his two children, ages 5 and 6, had launched from Plymouth at around 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, and were located 12 miles off Scituate at around 3:49 a.m. Monday, according to a Coast Guard tweet.

Coast Guard crews were able to locate the boat by helicopter. A Coast Guard boat crew arrived on scene shortly thereafter and took the man his children onboard. No injuries were reported, and the boat was later towed to shore.