6 people, a beer saved from a sinking boat during the White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Maryland.
A group of six people and their beer were rescued from a sinking boat during the White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Maryland.
The incident happened on Monday, the first day of the popular fishing tournament in which anglers of all ages have a chance to win millions of dollars for their catch.
ABC 7 News reports how perfect it all seemed for White Marlin Open contestant Sara Stafford and her crew, casually rocking over the ocean waiting for a few bites. They then suddenly heard on their radio that a ship was sinking, jumping to the rescue as the Coast Gard was underway.
“… We didn’t see anyone, we probably weren’t near them,” Stafford said on a Facebook post describing the incident. “I got their coordinates, everything coiled up and 3,100 horsepower at full speed went forward and I realized how close they were. “
The grateful people (and their booze) were then fed by their saviors and eventually joined their team, simply continuing the competition on another ship.
WMDT continues to report that the boat had sunk about 60 miles from the coast, in the middle of the deep Atlantic. How the boat sank has not been disclosed.
“They lost the fight on a blue marlin, they lost their boat and their personal effects, but we saved them! Stafford continues in his message. “And their beer.”