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2nd hand story from one of the survivors was they were sleeping, one got up to use the bathroom, and there was water on the deck. Tried to start the engines, but they were already under water. They called it in put on life jackets, and were in the water less than 15 minutes after they woke up. Boat is still attached to the anchor, just sitting on the bottom. As of now, they are not sure what actually caused the boat to take on water.

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Man, that's a wake-up call (literally) for having water alarms in the engine compartment.
Could have made a real difference.
 

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Man, that's a wake-up call (literally) for having water alarms in the engine compartment.
Could have made a real difference.
So they were not really all that prepared, were they? Its a good reminder to all of us. Before the new reel perhaps a $40 high water alarm, $1500 EPIRB, life vests, life raft etc... depending on where you boat and when.
 
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