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Unbelievable effort

First off I want to commend the folks that worked diligently in the search for the individual. I am fortunate to live on the water in Scott's Hill and at around 11pm was woken by my mother who had heard the news and was calling to check on me. I walked to the door to see several vessels searching in the night and it was dark. I turned on my hand held VHF and listened until they had found the body wondering if there was anything I could have done myself or if only I had seen something happen. I had actually navigated the inlet around the time that the boat supposedly capsized (6:20 approx) and to tell you the truth, there was only a handful of folks remaining on the beach and only one boat that was trolling just outside the breakers for it was the end of the three day weekend so I don't think that the consumption of beer made any difference at least by those on the beach. It is a dangerous inlet especially with the falling tide and the south wind and even those who are seasoned waterman can be surprised by its fury. It has bitten me a few times luckily for me I escaped it with my life. I want to send my regards to the family and friends of the gentleman and I want to salute those who braved the dark in search of the body. The folks from Ogden rescue, the folks from the coast guard and all the others who assisted. For me it hit close to home literally, and to see the effort put into the recovery of this person made me feel great to be a part of this community.


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