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    Islamorada
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    24.9243°N, 80.6278°W
     
     
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    Islamorada
    Hunting
    24.9243°N, 80.6278°W

    Survivor
    Thomasson
    Rescued By
    Good Samaritan
    Date Of Rescue
    2015-01-07
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    Lives saved

    1
    Adults

    Activity

    Boating

    Terrain

    Ocean

    Issue

    Mechanical Failure

    What happened?

     

    I was getting ready to leave for a hunting trip in Maryland with some friends. I had gone to Miami to get some equipment for the hunt, while standing in the store the U.S Coast Guard Station in Islamorada called me to say that they had received a signal from my EPIRB, and asked if I was OK. I stated I was fine, and that the boat was in the marina in my neighborhood, confirming the location they stated that the signal was coming from. I hung up with them, after saying I would look into the problem right away. 


    I called a neighbor, and asked him to check my boat, he went down and saw that there was water on the deck and proceeded to turn on the pump manually. Once we got the water down, we found a hose had come off a connection, repaired the hose enough to get the boat to a ramp and pull the boat out off the water. Even though there was no one on board, the EPIRB still saved the boat from ending up on the bottom of the marina. It was great to see how well it worked knowing I take my family out often.


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    Safety comes first when it comes to boating.

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