Fishing ends in rescue of two

Fishing ends in rescue of two

There are 2 comments on the Myrtle Beach Online story from Jul 18, 2008, titled Fishing ends in rescue of two. In it, Myrtle Beach Online reports that:

After three hours of fishing Thursday morning, Fred Reed Johnson and Gary Stout had caught a few sharks and some black sea bass when two waves slapped their boat and caused it to capsize.

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ruralroute

Conway, SC

#2 Jul 19, 2008
Way to go US Coast Guard!
Trvman

Pawleys Island, SC

#3 Jul 19, 2008
As a boater, they should have stayed inland. However, I wear a fanny pack and in that fanny pack is a hand held waterproof radio and a hand held water proff GPS. I put them in ziplock bags to keep the weater out also. The cost for both of them was less then $200.00.

If I fell overboard or the boat sank fast and I ended up in the water. I could simply take out the radio and call for help and then give my position.

It is a small price for safety.

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