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VIDEO: Five Men Rescued, Stranded at Sea for Four Days Near Kiribati

July 13, 2015, 10:48 AM HST
* Updated July 13, 11:24 AM
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The motor vessel, Shourong Harmony conducts a rescue of five men from a 14-foot aluminum skiff 184 miles east northeast of Teraina Island, Kiribati, July 11, 2015. The men were rescued after being at sea since July 8, 2015, after an HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point spotted them while searching. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The motor vessel, Shourong Harmony conducts a rescue of five men from a 14-foot aluminum skiff 184 miles east northeast of Teraina Island, Kiribati, July 11, 2015. The men were rescued after being at sea since July 8, 2015, after an HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point spotted them while searching. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

By Maui Now Staff

Five men were found safe Saturday, after being after being stranded at sea in a 14-foot skiff since Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

The men were rescued by the crew of the motor vessel, after a Hercules air crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point on Oʻahu spotted the aluminum boat while searching, 184 miles east northeast of Teraina Island, Kiribati.

The men had reportedly departed on a fishing trip on Monday, July 6, 2015, and were reported missing on Wednesday when they failed to return.

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All were reported to be in good condition once they were found on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

Five men in a 14-foot aluminum skiff signal to the crew of an HC-130 from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point to be rescued 184 miles east northeast of Teraina Island, Kiribati, July 11, 2015. The men were rescued after being at sea since July 8, 2015, by the crew of the motor vessel, Shourong Harmony after the Coast Guard spotted them while searching. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Five men in a 14-foot aluminum skiff signal to the crew of an HC-130 from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point to be rescued 184 miles east northeast of Teraina Island, Kiribati, July 11, 2015. The men were rescued after being at sea since July 8, 2015, by the crew of the motor vessel, Shourong Harmony after the Coast Guard spotted them while searching. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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