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Old 05-25-2016, 02:24 PM   #1
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Because you cant drown a snapper....head

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Old 05-25-2016, 03:54 PM   #2
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Old 05-25-2016, 04:29 PM   #3
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yeah, I was out of palmetto with some friends. broke protocol and didn't have a bubble watcher. was almost pretty costly.
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Old 05-25-2016, 04:29 PM   #4
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i spent 5 hours alone and was recovered by a recreational vessel 14 miles from where i went in at
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Old 05-25-2016, 04:56 PM   #5
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Wow... Scary. good to hear your safe.
Thanks for the reminder to always have a bubble watcher.
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:35 PM   #6
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Holy shizit, Batman! 5 hours in the water by yourself?! (Any revelations you'd like to talk about?) You are SO lucky it was this time of the year. I'm in the same area and my biggest fear is something like this during winter. Were you donning a wetsuit?
A bud of mine and I was out during the winter time, fishing. I pulled up anchor and was making my way from the front of the boat to the back on a walk around w/ a soft top. A wave hit just right, I had nothing solid to grab a hold of. I found myself in the drink, in really cold water, as he was speeding away. I was doing the dog paddle while huffing/puffing. I had the sense of mind/ability to loudly whistle w/ my fingers in my mouth as he was speeding away. Luckily, he heard me.
We had to go in as I tried to warm myself in the cuddy cabin. It could've been SO much worse. RESPECT the danger. I'm glad you survived. Had it not been the right time of year, I'm certain you wouldn't be talking to us now. You narrowly escaped death. I'm sure we're all interested in what was going thru your mind. Five hours....wow. How in the hell did they find you?
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:36 PM   #7
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What do you mean you broke protocol? Wasn't there someone top side?
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:52 PM   #8
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when I stated that I "broke protocol", I meant that on that day there wasn't one. Bad decision, thankfully I got to live through it. I was wearing a 3mm suit. A recreational boat almost ran me over. Only way I was saved.
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I prayed out there a lot. I asked god for forgiveness, extensively. Then I decided that I was no choir boy and in the grand scheme of things I decided I deserved to die that way.
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Old 05-26-2016, 06:51 PM   #10
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Saw the rb-m bringing you in when I was on duty at my cutter. Glad to hear a good outcome.


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Wow, I'm glad you made it. I day dream about things like this happening and try and play every scenario over and over in my head.
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:25 PM   #12
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Andrew, thank you so much for your service. Even though the Guard didn't find me I knew that when the distress call came in you guys would send the cavalry. I was certain I was gonna get an awesome ride in a helicopter. When the copter flew almost over my head and established a search grid about 5 miles away, I literally knew I was dead. Got any trips planned?
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:29 PM   #13
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I decided after 5 hours of breathing through my snorkel and having my tongue turn into a raison, that the shark was very preferable as compared to dehydrating and spending the next three days freezing and shitting in my wetsuit.
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Glad you are OK.
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Cinnamon was quite surprised to see someone floating in the middle of no where.
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