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Old 06-05-2007, 19:51   #1
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Fire & Water Don't Mix

52' yacht (apparently power) burned yesterday in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off of the Washington Olympic Peninsula.

The man was rescued.

CG video, here: http://www.uscg.mil/D13/publicaffair...oat_fire_2.WMV

Sailor pick up, here:
http://www.uscg.mil/D13/publicaffair...al_pick-up.WMV

No word on the cause, other than the obvious.

You know, folks, there are times when we all complain about taxes, but this is one of those examples of the good things they can do.

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Man hoisted to safety as yacht burns, sinks ~ By Kristi Heim (Seattle Times)
Local News | Man hoisted to safety as yacht burns, sinks | Seattle Times Newspaper

”... Jerald Justis of Spirit Lake, Idaho, spent roughly 20 minutes in the water before he was rescued by two men in a small aluminum fishing dory.
A Canadian whale-watching boat (Zodiac) then spotted black smoke from 12 miles away, called the U.S. Coast Guard and made its way to the scene, offering to help transport Justis to safety ...
... Then Justis started to lose consciousness, and the Coast Guard helicopter lowered a rescuer and oxygen tank onto the whale-watching boat. The Coast Guard decided to fly Justis to Port Angeles, which was tricky because of his large size, said Lorton ...”
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