While on vacation cruise, Tennessee man captures video of rescue at sea


    People rescued from a downed plane Tuesday wave to people aboard the Regal Princess cruise ship. (Image used with permission from Brandon Cobos)

    A NewsChannel 9 viewer on a Caribbean vacation cruise captured video of a rescue at sea Tuesday.

    ABC News learned that a plane went down near the islands of Turks and Caicos, 23 miles off the coast of Grand Turk Island in the Atlantic Ocean.

    Brandon Cobos of Georgetown, Tennessee tells us the cruise ship diverted to help rescue two people who were stranded in the water.

    A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman says they coordinated their rescue with the Princess Cruises 'Regal Princess' cruise ship, who changed course to help.

    In Cobos' video, you can see a boat returning the grateful pair to the main cruise ship.

    The U.S. Coast Guard says the two people were uninjured.

    The Regal Princess is on Day 2 of a 7-day Caribbean cruise.

    Right now, we still do not know why the plane went down or if anyone else was on board.

    This is a developing story - depend on us to update you as we learn more.

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