Exhausted father and son clinging to plastic cooler in Boston Harbor were rescued (video)

Boston police rescued an exhausted 76-year-old man and his son who were found clinging to a plastic blue cooler after their lobster boat sank in the Boston Harbor. The two men lost their 28-foot boat on Wednesday after lobster wires got tangled up in the engine and had called in for help at around 6:30pm, according to The Washington Post. They had been treading water for up to 20 minutes before a rescue team spotted them.

"We're so weak," the son said as the rescue boat approached (see video below). He then asked the police to first help his father, who said a few boats had passed them by. Once on shore, the men were treated for minor injuries.

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