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Aug 30, 2014 10:22 PM by NBC News

Coast Guard rescues missing couple with disabled engine

The Coast Guard rescued a couple stranded 10 miles off the coast of western Florida early Saturday - nearly a week after they went missing, officials said.

Bogdan Makowski, 69, and Elizabeth Makowski, 61, were found at about 2 a.m. in stable condition, the Coast Guard said in a statement.

Their 27-foot 1976 Almond Hunter sailing vessel was towed and the boaters were transferred safely to Anclote River Boat Ramp in Holiday, about 30 miles north of Tampa.

"We saw the blue lights from their ship and noticed that they were moving towards us," Bogdan Makowski told NBC affiliate WFLA. "I probably lost a few pounds, my wife had some bruises but we are okay overall," he added.

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