Transcript for Salem Sound Miracle Boat Rescue Caught on Tape
Two men lucky to be alive this morning telling their incredible story, cringing for hours to their overturned sail boat, trying to attract help never knowing whether it would arrive. Abc's rob nelson is here with more. Reporter: It was supposed to be two buddies leisurely day on the water. This morning the men are grateful to be alive to tell their story. Two new hampshire men are waking up this morning back on dry land and lucky to be alive. They were very cold. They were very thankful that we found them and that we took them in. Reporter: George reynolds and fred shafer were enjoying leisure time in the 25 foot catamaran outside the boston on friday when somehow the boat capsized. What unfolded was a brutal lesson in survival and safety. The men had no distress equipment or even communication devices and their one life jacket floated away. We knew it would be a long night and we knew our best chance was to stay with the boat and that not to panic. Reporter: There in the water the men had no choice but to rely on some higher power. Prayed together and quote the scriptures. Reporter:14 hours later guardian angels did appear in the form of fishermen. They quickly called the coast guard for help. I could not imagine being out here for 14 hours the way they were. They were very brave. Reporter: Rescued from their soggy ordeal, george and fred were treated at the scene and released and deeply grateful. The coast guard took the two men back to land. Always wear your life jacket and of course to have emergency equipment on board. It's nice to have faith, a radio is equally nice sometimes. Absolutely. Luck in this case was also instrumental. Thank you, rob. Shifting gears a lot of
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