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Man reported missing at sea for 66 days reunites with family

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by USMCGrunt, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    I can imagine that being a fairly terrifying experience.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Wow!
     
  4. AF6872

    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    I have a problem with a guy on a capsized hull for 66 Days. If it is true more power to him. Go CG
     
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    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

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    Freda'sMom 5-Year Member

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    I'm not buying it.

    You don't spend 2 months lost at sea and then look healthier when rescued than you did when you left.

    No sunburn?
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    It certainly seems a little suspect.
     
  8. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    Well....he wasn't adrift on a raft, he was in his disabled sailboat so he could keep out of the sun. He did say he had some provisions on board that lasted a while and probably had many items that could collect rain water. Plus anyone knows how easy it is to catch fish by trolling dirty laundry. At least that's his story and he's sticking to it.

    To be honest, I tend to agree with you.

    He claimed to lose 50lbs while adrift, I would sure love to see a picture of him before he went out. I would think you would see quite a difference.
     
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    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    Many keelboats are self-righting if the sheets can be uncleated or cut. Even turtled boats.

    LITS will back me up on this.
     
  10. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Yes. There are just so many question marks with his story.
     
  11. JMS

    JMS 5-Year Member

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    questions, including (if I recall the news reports correctly) leaving without giving anyone a float plan.
    Seems like he wanted to be 'lost' for awhile.
     
  12. AF6872

    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    Still can't believe it for sixty six days on a pitch sailboat and living on the Hull is a stretch.
     
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  13. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Not as abnormal as you'd think.
     
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    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    And he dove into the overturned hull (not reported) to get rations and caught fish to eat without gear and drank rainwater for sixty six days????
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    And that's some serious exposure and body heat loss.
     

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