{Stus-List} USCG RESCUE forty miles west-southwest of ShelterCove, CA.

Tom Miller thenrymiller at charter.net
Mon Oct 29 20:35:13 EDT 2007


I was taught by my Dad, "always stay with the boat"....(boating and sailing 
in inland lakes), maybe it's different in the ocean, but i think the idea is 
that the boat will seldom sink all the 
way.....................................Tom----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ross MacLennan" <rmaclennan at accesscomm.ca>
To: <cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: {Stus-List} USCG RESCUE forty miles west-southwest of 
ShelterCove, CA.


>I can't believe that anyone would jump into the water as long as their boat
> was still afloat??
> If the rule is never get into a life raft until you are stepping up them I
> can't imagine what the timing for jumping into the water would be??
> But not being an ocean sailor maybe I'm wrong
>
> Ross MacLennan
> C&C 24, Tobermory
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Stelios Hondrocolos" <stelios_hondrocolos at yahoo.com>
> To: <cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 10:09 AM
> Subject: {Stus-List} USCG RESCUE forty miles west-southwest of Shelter
> Cove,CA.
>
>
>> brrrrrrrrrrr!
>>
>> McKinleyville, Calif. - A Coast Guard HH-65C
>> helicopter hoisted two people from the water
>> approximately forty miles west-southwest of Shelter
>> Cove, CA.
>>
>> Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay was notified of a
>> 406MHz Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon
>> (EPIRB) alert from the 38 foot sailing vessel Passing
>> Wind II at approximately 10:15 a.m..  A HH-65C
>> helicopter was launched from Coast Guard Air Station
>> Humboldt Bay and a C-130 fixed wing aircraft from
>> Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento to locate the
>> EPIRB.  At approximately 12:30 p.m, the helicopter
>> located the EPIRB and commenced its search.  At
>> approximately 1:20 p.m, the helicopter located the
>> Passing Wind II which had lost its mast and was
>> foundering in seas estimated to be 10 - 12 feet.  Both
>> passengers of the Passing Wind II had abandoned their
>> vessel and jumped into the water.  A Coast Guard
>> rescue swimmer was deployed and recovered the two
>> persons in the water.  Both survivors and the rescue
>> swimmer were hoisted and taken by helicopter to Point
>> Arena.  The helicopter was met by Coast Guard
>> Auxiliarists and an ambulance where both survivors
>> were evaluated for hypothermia.
>>
>>
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