"This past Wednesday we were on a 10 hour fishing trip with some of my good friends. It was a windy rough morning, while we were fishing we had a smaller boat with four people aboard show up to fish the same area as we were in. About ten minutes after they showed up my first mate Jeremy noticed the people were in trouble. Their boat had a big wave come over the stern and it had capsized the boat. We quickly ran over to help them out of the water. It happened so fast they never got a call off to anyone. We got everyone aboard the Try N' Hooker F.V., two of them had life jackets and two didn’t. We then had to wait a couple hours for Coast Guard to arrive from Cape Canaveral to bring the people back home safely.
I have never seen anything like this in my career, everyone on board was pretty shook up. We called it early and ran back to the dock. Wanted to thank my first mate Jeremy for not panicking in a emergency situation and getting the people aboard. He did a damn good job! Also want to thank my good friend Wes for being on the boat Wednesday keeping everyone calm. This could have ended up really bad for the people. Please make sure you have the proper safety equipment aboard your boat!! And if it’s rough as hell like it was Wednesday wait for a better day!! Not worth it people. And as always Thank You to all the Coast Guard for everything you do for us!! These people are so lucky to be home safe."