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Old 04-01-2010, 08:16   #1
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Sailor Rescued by Navy off Norfolk

This guy was lucky. Check out the video interveiw.


Rescued boater recalls dramatic tale
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:10   #2
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Lucky guy. I believe in harnesses. Lots easier to see a big boat and stay afloat on it until it starts to sink. Coast Guard saves another one.
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Yikes! What kind of a boat I wonder? "A 1x3' hole" stove in the side by falling off a wave?
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good lord .. he left last weekend from norfolk? did he check the weather?
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Wow no jack line or harness, im amazed at anyone not wearing one in heavy weather-
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Wow, great rescue story. Even the coast guard calls it a miracle!
Erika

P.S. love the name of his vessel, maybe she is still floating around out there...?
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Yikes! What kind of a boat I wonder? "A 1x3' hole" stove in the side by falling off a wave?
Yeah. I'd echo that. Maybe hit debris or something?
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What's the chances of being the recipient of a miracle and winning the lottery...weather, no harness, holed, rolled,
in Atlantic alone at night, swims blind into liferaft, picked up by coastguard/navy...
Once again, truth is stranger than fiction.
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:54   #9
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What's the chances of being the recipient of a miracle and winning the lottery...weather, no harness, holed, rolled,
in Atlantic alone at night, swims blind into liferaft, picked up by coastguard/navy...
Once again, truth is stranger than fiction.
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Wish I had luck like that, although I would happily forego the swimming in the Atlantic bit.
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Wish I had luck like that...
Tell me again why you want the luck of a guy who blew a hole in the side of his boat and sunk in the middle of the ocean.

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Tell me again why you want the luck of a guy who blew a hole in the side of his boat and sunk in the middle of the ocean.

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You make a good point Jim. But was he lucky or what !!!
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I find it ironic that he credits a supreme deity with his survival. Isn't weather after all, an act of God?
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I find it ironic that he credits a supreme deity with his survival. Isn't weather after all, an act of God?

God allows us to get into trouble for the same reasons that he brings trials and tribulations. They are there for us to learn and grow. They also show his power.

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God allows us to get into trouble for the same reasons that he brings trials and tribulations. They are there for us to learn and grow. They also show his power.

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Yeah, I've heard that. Like the way God "tests" the parents by giving their four-year-old cancer. Oh, and to show his power (like we needed a demonstration )
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Yeah, I've heard that. Like the way God "tests" the parents by giving their four-year-old cancer. Oh, and to show his power (like we needed a demonstration )
What is great about our beliefs is that everyone has one and no two are exactly the same. We all interpret the same thing in our own way with our own perspective. I have been plucked from the jaws of death and I know with out a doubt who was responsible...yep I'll say it - God. Another person may see it differently. I don't mock them for their different views but I don't change mine either.

Have we heard anything more about the story. For some reason I think this vessel will be found afloat but maybe that is wishful thinking.

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