Disney cruise ship rescues four men stranded at sea

Ruth Doherty


Disney cruise ship rescues four men stranded at sea
Disney cruise ship rescues four men stranded at sea

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A Disney cruise ship is being praised after stopping to rescue four men stranded at sea near Key West in Florida.

The Disney Fantasy has set sail on Sunday from Port Canaveral, Florida, and was en route to Grand Cayman when it spotted the four men on a small raft.

According to CNN, the men were brought on board the the liner, where they were given medical attention and food and water.

Disney Cruise Line spokeswoman Rebecca Preddie told the news site: "We are proud of our Disney Fantasy crew members, who skillfully demonstrated their training and commitment to maritime protocols around saving lives at sea.

"We have notified the U.S. Coast Guard of this rescue and are working with the proper authorities to coordinate the debarkation of the group."

According to USA Today, the ship is in Mexico today and tomorrow, and will call at Disney's Castaway Cay in the Bahamas before returning to Port Canaveral.

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