Coast Guard's High-Seas Rescue

Nine-member crew trapped in rough waters off Massachusetts is forced to jump ship.
1:12 | 04/01/15

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Finally tonight, the rescue at sea. Trapped off the coast of new England, and ABC's linsey Davis with the daring jump. Reporter: A gasp-inducing, daring, perhaps death-defying leap caught on camera. Watch again. Both boats rocking in choppy seas. Winds blowing as much as 35 miles per hour, creating waves as high as ten feet, and yet this man nails the landing. Was jumping his only hope? Just literally moments, seconds before the boats were no more than two to three petfeet apart and they just separated and he was already midair. You can see he's quite the jumper. Reporter: The coast guard's rescue mission of this replica pirate ship in peril enroute to the caribbean. 57 miles off the coast of gloucester, Massachusetts. We're coming home! Reporter: The same unforgiving waters depicted in the movie "The perfect storm." Adventurers aboard this Canadian ship are intended for tourists playing pirate games. Ed a ventures that were never supposed to end like this. Whenever the next summer olympics are, sign that guy up. Reporter: Linsey Davis, ABC news, New York. Sign him up. Thank you for watching. I'm David Muir. And we'll see you right back here tomorrow.

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