Listen to chilling audio of mayday calls being made by boaters in distress, and watch videos of the boaters being rescued by the Coast Guard. Learn how providing your location, number of souls aboard and nature of your distress can assist the Coast Guard in their rescue efforts. For more mayday calls, visit the United States Coast Guard's Visual Information Gallery.
A boater aboard a 25-foot Sea Ray Laguna radios in a mayday call to the Coast Guard as he and his crew prepare to abandon ship. See footage of their rescue by the Coast Guard below.