In recent years the “Legends of Pittsburgh” cruise has become a very popular attraction.
The cruise features many current and former Pittsburgh icons, such as athletes and musicians. Some of the legendary Pittsburgh athletes aboard this year’s cruise included: Rocky Bleier, Antonio Brown, Dermontti Dawson, Donnie Shell, James Harrison, Manny Sanguillen, Ken Wregget, Bryan Trottier, Francois Leroux and others.
This year patrons who took the cruise to meet some of the famous athletes got a little more than they bargained for.
The cruise started in Miami and was scheduled to make stops in Key West, Florida, and Cozumel, Mexico, before returning to Miami.
Saturday, the cruise stopped to rescue 16 people stranded in the middle of the ocean.
According to reports, the makeshift raft featured 16 people attempting to defect from Cuba. The refugees were returned to shore once the Coast Guard was called in for help.
Photo Credi: James Harrison Instagram