Rescued shrimp boat captain returns to dry land after Hurricane Irma

A shrimp boat captain who rode out Hurricane Irma in the middle of the sea on a lifeboat finally got to embrace his family after a cruise ship rescued him.
1:37 | 09/15/17

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Not long ago Edward potter was on a life boat alone at sea riding out hurricane or much tonight he's back here in Tampa Bay. And we watched as he stepped out of gate a embraced by loved ones loved ones he feared. He might never see again. He's a third generation sharper and he's he's been on the water this to visit with his dad for since he was a baby. Edward potters family says his experience navigating rough waters help save his life when hurricane Burma swept through the Gulf of Mexico. Spin off. Trying few days potter and first mate Carl shepherd cotton the storm in this 75 foot fishing boat captain Eddie. They were getting water in the engine room and ever was working on the engine room and call look we talked to call on the phone. And then we couldn't get and talk to them anymore. Potter made it safely into a lifeboat he spoke to was briefly visibly shaken. About his friend and partner who tragically did not make it. Carl shepherd. It was the best remembered for you didn't see this this man best friends. And I and I can't see any more. That right now but I'd love that made him. A carnival cruise ship rescued potter after he spent several frightening hours stranded in the goal. In a lifeboat somehow surviving hurricane Armas deadly assault act CIA Ryan Smith ABC action news. We'll look.

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