Two Marines plucked from the Pacific Ocean Thursday morning are in stable condition.
Their fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Wednesday night. The U.S. Coast Guard reached the pair off the coast of Mexico after the pair floated for hours in the ocean.
"They heard him yelling for help, and they also heard a signal whistle. Like a distress signal whistle. So that...that sound would be able to carry a fairly long distance," Henry Dunphy, U.S. Coast Guard 2nd Class, said describing how they spotted the pilots.
The Marines are based at a station in Miramar, Calif. The aircraft has not been recovered.