A fisherman from Supply died and several others were dumped into the ocean when their boats capsized in a sudden thunderstorm this past weekend. All of the men had been participating in a fishing tournament off Ocean Isle Beach. Scott Hewett is described as having had passion for fishing. One of his friends and fellow fishermen told WWAY Hewett always thought of his crew before himself. Chris Burrows knew Hewett for about two years and went with him on more than 50 fishing trips. He was also out on the water this weekend, and says the sudden storm was like nothing he's ever seen. The Coast Guard said Hewett and the two men on his boat with him were trying to outrun the storm when the accident happened. Burrows said his friend did what he could to save the crew, before he thought about saving himself. "I think it'll be a while before we're all ok with what happened this weekend, and I think just missing Scott will be first and foremost for everybody right now, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and daughter," said Burrows. Hewett's boat is at the Oak Island Coast Guard Station in fine condition. If you ever have any doubt about the weather when you're out on the water, you can call the Coast Guard to have them radio you every 15 minutes or so. Then, if you don't respond, they will go searching for you near your last known location.
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