I think the most worrisome part of this is the really sloppy recovery operation. After seeing the first guy go I think I would go over to the low side and jump into the water and swim to the life boat, or take my own boat with me. Did you see how it sped away (where to?) after the guy in the water let go of it?
I would like to hear from some of our Coast Guard members their take on the "rescue" operation.
Maybe the water temp is very cold? So diving in might be a bad idea?