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Bahama Weekend Rescue

July, 2013

Coastal Compact saves 6 when their boat began to take on water off the Florida coast.

On July 1, 2013 my family and I were traveling home to Fort Lauderdale from a weekend in the Bahamas on our 31’ Four Winns.  50 miles from the Florida coast our boat started taking on water. 

Seconds after activating our Coastal Compact raft the boat sank in 2,000’ of water.  I was with my wife, 2 sons, 6 year old daughter and a friend. We put on the orange canopy which was key to our rescue. 

An hour after entering the liferaft a good Samaritan saw the orange and came over. We were saved! The ending could have been much different without a liferaft. We would have never been seen. Thank you again!

-Mark Meyers