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Marco Island, FL, USA
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Fishing

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Boat Sinking

Boat Sinking

Fishing

Marco Island, FL, USA

25.9397412°N, -81.7075355°W

Posted on May 12, 2020 by Justin Landgrebe

What happened?

We were fishing for sharks about 2 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico in 30′ of water. We were anchored up and a big wave came over the Stern of the boat and because we have a notched transom it overwhelmed the batteries and bilge pump. Within 45 seconds we had a foot of water in the back of the boat with not much time to think I grabbed my phone and my PLB and we put our life jackets on. It only took about a minute for the boat to fully flip and before we knew it we were floating in our own shark chum..Thank god I had my plb and my phone I immedistely hit the emergency on button and started to call 911. I finally got signal with them and was able to get into contact with local authorities. The Plb was able to give the fire department our exact location. After about an hour of floating and with night dusk coming we spotted the goodland fire department boat. We were saved!

I am forever grateful to all first responders the coast guard, air force and especially the Goodland fire department!

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Rescue location

Marco Island, FL, USA

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