Monday, October 02, 2006

Rescued!

It took six helicopters, a Navy search plane and two rescue boats - but 24 hours after a 17' boat capsized 15 miles offshore in the Atlantic, the last of the 5 boaters has been rescued.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Donnie Brzuska is quoted in several newspaper articles as stating that the five men were fishing in a 17-foot pleasure boat about 15 miles offshore when it began taking on water and capsized about 11 a.m. Saturday.

You can read about the rescue here, but make sure you also check out the message boards here... While it is fortunate these five men were smart enough to have PFDs, there are some interesting comments concerning why these guys were SOOO far offshore in such a small boat with so many people. I hope we hear the survivors' tales soon.