Coast Guard rescues Galesburg man off Hawaiian coast

December 1, 2009 2:38:48 PM PST
An Illinois man was rescued at sea after his sailboat capsized in 20 foot waves off the Hawaiian coast.Luke Harmon, of Galesburg, was sailing with a friend between the islands Maui and Hawaii.

Harmon was talking to his parents and mentioned they had run into some rough waters. The sailboat later capsized and the men lost their cell phones and radio.

When Luke's parents didn't hear back from their son they contacted the Coast Guard. It was a call that likely saved the men's lives: The Coast Guard began searching and later rescued the men.