Pittsburgh sports stars rescue stranded refugees in middle of ocean

It looks like the city of Pittsburgh just gained nearly 20 new sports fans after a good number of refugees floating in the middle of the ocean were rescued.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison was aboard the The Legends of Pittsburgh Cruise along with teammate Antonio Brown and Pittsburgh Penguin Francois Leroux when they saw a group of 16 refugees stranded on a homemade raft.

Harrison uploaded pictures of the them being rescued and brought on board.

We just stopped for this boat with 16 people in the middle of the ocean. Waiting for coast guard now.

A photo posted by James Harrison (@jhharrison92) on Feb 27, 2016 at 5:25am PST


16ppl, wild!!!

A photo posted by James Harrison (@jhharrison92) on Feb 27, 2016 at 5:27am PST


There’s no news of what happened once the refugees were on board, but Harrison did mention they were waiting for the Coast Guard. If the strandees are admitted into the country, then they will certainly be Steeler fans forever.

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