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A boat called Freefall sank 100 miles of the Atlantic city coast. one dead 2 survive. Rescue swimmer injured but O.K.
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Well, no Freefalls listed in the USCG documentation database for the East Coast... so no idea what the boat is. According to this story off the coast guard news site... it was a 44' sailboat.
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It was an almost new 44 foot Swan that was recently purchased. These boats are tanks. Must have been just horrible conditions. It was being delivered by an extremely experienced crew, including the gentleman that perished. It just goes to show that it can happen to any boat and crew in the wrong kinds of conditions. The Coast Guard press release said 40+ knots of wind and 40-50 foot seas.

My most sincere gratitude to the USCG and most sincere condolences to the gentleman's family.

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Wow, that reads like an absolutely brutal rescue. It's amazing what these guys can do!
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I think that's the same story on a different site that I linked to above..
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Did you look at it dog, not the same!!!
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40'-50' seas. Good lord - that makes me shudder just thinking about it. Very sobering.

God bless them all.

(And they are different stories BTW - much more detail in bubb's)
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The wind in the wires made a tattletale sound
And a wave broke over the railing
And every man knew, as the Captain did, too,
T'was the witch of November come stealing.

When the gales of November come early.

RIP Mr. Phil Rubright

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What an unfortunate boat name. Very sad
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