Charles Helm wrote:
Coast Guard is still looking for three guys who did not return last weekend from Cervesa/Tequila. Be sure you have plenty of safety gear.
Picked up alive by a 50 foot sport fish going from La to Texas, close to the Gunnison rig. From 2Cool:
janieh62 wrote:Hey everyone! Me and some of our family (grandma, cousins, aunt & uncle) are sitting here at James Phillips house listening to this whole unbelievable story! We are just giving all the praise to our Lord! This is truely a miracle! We are relaying info back to family that can not be here right this minute.
He is so grateful as I am sure Curt & Tressel are as well and their families. What a day to rejoice! If you never believed in miracles...you should be sitting here!
This is the story straight from the horses mouth. Friday at Midnight they had fallen asleep when a big wave crashed over the boat and woke Tressel up. He realized that the boat was taking on water and woke up James and Kurt. The bilge pump was not working and the boat quickly took on water and turned over. The three climbed on to the bottom of the boat and then started grabbing what ever they could that was floating around them. They basically lived off of Beer, Peanut Butter Cheese crackers and Barbecue Potato Chips. They would swim under the boat and salvage what ever they could including the canopy from the top of the boat which they used as shade during the day and a cover at night. They saw Tuna, Black Tip Sharks and also a big Whale Shark. These guys kept it together and rationed out what they had and most importantly they asked the lord to be with them. One of the men were even saved and baptized on this journey, how Awsome is that. Sometimes I believe that things happen for reasons that are bigger that we can understand. All I know is God played his hand in this one. Everyone has one heck of a story to here once the guys are ready to tell it. Thank You so much to all of you that prayed and kept hope alive to bring these men home.
Janie, Tim, Dusty and Robyn Hendrix, La Cresha Phillips, James and Shane Phillips, all of the children and Friends that are here today rejoicing and praising god that he answered everyones prayers. Thank You Thank You Thank You
http://2coolfishing.com/ttmbforum/showt ... p?t=229807
EPIRB, VHF in a ditch bag with signal mirror, GPS, sat phone would have been a big help but they kept their heads and came out alive.