Three fishermen who disappeared Monday in southeastern Mexico have been found alive some 57 kilometers (35 miles) off the coast, officials said.

Chiapas state Gov. Juan Sabines posted on the social network Twitter a photo taken from the air of the boat with the three fishermen still aboard.

Antonio Ramos Cifuentes, 18, Juan Roberto Bosh Ulloa, 23, and Armando Ramos Ventura, 38, set sail on the fishing boat Selena II from the municipality of Tonala on Monday morning to catch sharks and were expected back by nightfall, but they failed to show up.

The intense search for the fishermen was suspended Thursday as Hurricane Ernesto blasted through southeastern Mexico, but was resumed this Friday by air.

Saturday afternoon, Gov. Sabines announced on his Twitter account that they have been found and congratulated the rescue personnel who located the missing men. EFE