Epirb Saves My Friends After Their Boat Capsizes at Sea, USCG Rescue, Charleston SC, Full Video

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steveo1kinevo : "What is he doing?"...he is saving your life!

Opt : That Coast Guard rescuer was like a super hero. Flies down, saves you, then flies away. I bet he loves his job.

Jon R : I'm a coast guard IRL and the best thing to do in this situation is to go under the boat and drink all the water inside it. That was it fills up with air and flips over.

James Owens : What a scary day. I was on the boat. To all the people that are talking shit r the ones who would die in situations like this. When we realized the boat was taking on water the boat went down less than 45 seconds. I'm glad we worked as a team. When other people would have panicked. I could not have better friends that care about each other. It makes me so mad to read comments that try to make us look bad. The four of us all have boats. We grew up on the water so having knowledge helped us out. This video only shows the part when we new help was on the way. The first 10 mins after the boat capsized I asked Chippy if we were going to die. He said NO not like this. He went under the boat to get more life jackets. I would like to thank Chippy, Ricky and Mika for saving my life. And to the Coast Guard no words can explain. After offshore fishing for more than 10 years I never thought this could happen. Never say Never

bill braxton : Ding dong throws the striker into the sea, then asks where the striker is... Genius.

Jim Norton's Alcoholism : Coast Guard rescue sounds like a fun job. The adrenaline from saving someone must be amazing.

Lawren Downing : I used to be a Navy Rescue Swimmer and I will say this about the Coasties. They have a tougher job than we do. We have the luxary of saving aircrew that already have survival training. Coasties go out and save spazzed out civilians who have little to no training and in many cases are freaked out. These guys were not too bad and for the most part stayed calm. It's very stressful, but that EPIRB paid for itself 10 fold. Props to all the Coasties. So Others May Live!

MortimerEsq : I like at 7:04 the Coast Guardsman is talking with the two guys, he sees the third guy slipping into the water, he matter-of-factly grabs him to haul his ass back on to the boat, while carrying on the conversation. Then at 8:04 he puts his arm around the guy instinctively protecting him. After that he hauls him on to the boat again and tells everyone to make room for the guy. That Coastie exhibits the level of his training. Would always be happy with him to have my six..

Carolina Outdoor Adventures : Fishing aboard the Carolina Princess about 30 miles south of Morehead City NC, our captain found your boat adrift two weeks later. I took several pictures if you want them!

John Guthrie : I agree with some of these other posters. How dare these guys drink beer while fishing? Who even does that? How dare they cuss while standing on top of the wrong side of the hull 10 miles off shore? How dare they seem excited when a red sky fairy drops a merman in the sea to rescue them?

Needs More Flash!!! : "There was a little shark following me..." everyone goes quiet. including me.

kal Desjarlais : coast guard was a beast of a swimmer

xlxcrossxlx : "Wheres the striker at?" ... uhh ... your buddy threw it into the ocean.

Aaron Stigall : I can almost smell the alcohol through my monitor.

Jesus Christ : People are calling them dumb but this man is very wise for being properly equiped with emergency equipment, many boaters don't own EPIRB's.

phototristan : These guys seem drunk

ACG : Staying calm saves lives.

Scott Ajax : Thank you to the captain for sharing this video with the world. These are the stories that can help save lives. Nice work having and grabbing the PLB and handheld radio in the seconds you had before the hull flipped. It is very fortunate (and lucky) that your hull didn't sink and instead provided a platform to survive for 40 minutes until help arrived. I think the jovial behavior appears odd to viewers of this but I can't say I wouldn't be the same way in that situation - you do what you have to do to remain sane, calm, and comfortable. That kind of banter might help me as well. Congrats on your survival and thanks again for posting this. Ignore the judgments and criticisms from armchair expert idiots. You did good.

Kojack : Why does everyone cheap out on life jackets? It literally saves your life

Holli Wood : Flare won't light so throw away the striker. How friggin' smart is that. Mom, smack him upside then head when he gets home.

Callum Good : yep just throw the flare away....

c gusston : title should be "coast guard rescues four dumbasses"

J mor : Never enough thanks for the USCG.

playernameistoolong : nothing beats the sweet sound of a helo

popeye1250 : "The Three Stooges go to sea."

LadyRotterdam : My "like" goes to the Coast Guard, not the bunch of morons on the boat.

Andrew : Mega douche bags rich kids saved by a dolphin......

teccec : From the look of the hull I'd guess they were hauling ass and slammed the hull against the water.

Hool : Now that's a fishing trip to remember! Glad you guys made it out safely.

hamsterpaj111 : Glad they kept cool in that situation

R Crotty : In 1970 my best friend, his fiance' and myself sunk her father's sailboat in Charleston harbor. None of us had ANY sailing experience but claimed we did. Took the boat out of her parents private dock around noon and soon realized we could not direct the boat and were bobbing helplessly. Unbeknown to us the sailboat has a retractable rudder and it was raised. No cell phones then, no radio, no flotation devices. Several kids with small sunfish boards were soon circling us but unable to help. I typical afternoon storm rolled in and as we were drifting out into the harbor the boat began taking water. A trawler coming in saw us and threw us a line and we tied off as he began motoring in to safety. Unfortunately every time his bow went UP his stern went DOWN dragging our bow under water. The trawler could not hear us screaming and was battling the weather. By the time we got the line untied from the trawler we were swamped. Our sailboat sunk immediately and the 3 of us were swimming for our lives. We reached a small island in the harbor which submerges at high tide but was still enough solid grown for us as we swam to it. Within 20 minutes the island was about the size of a small SUV and we were panicked. Luckily the father and owner of the boat, a retired Army Colonel who taught at the Citadel, had gone to the pier of his boat club opposite the battery and witnessed his sailboat sinking. A huge Coast Guard cutter soon arrived and using a chair hoist plucked all 3 of us from the water. Upon arriving at the station we had nothing but the shorts and shirts we were wearing and the Colonel was there and NOT happy ! As soon as we returned to the Colonel's house on the harbor I got in my car and LEFT ! My best friend married the Colonel's daughter the next year and the sailboat was pulled up and salvaged..

VA6IKR : i love all these comments calling them dumb. put yourself in their shoes and try to react to that situation

elwood bigman : big respect to our US coast guard ... thank you every day for risking your lives to save us

Google It : Bravo for having an EPIRB and hand held VHF radios. Bravo on securing life jackets. Glad this turned out well for all aboard.

HeadHunter Jones : 8:25 "When I jumped in there was a little shark following me." Bro I would fuck the mission, and swim right back to the chopper.

Vidman : That was one of the coolest videos I've seen in a long time.

aaron8862006 : USCG, professional as hell. Well done boys!

callum brough : coast guard are class

Go Away : What I see here is a bunch of guys who kept their calm and knew that the first thing they needed to find was the EPIRB. Then they started worrying about flares and water. I don't know what all these negative comments are about, but from what the video shows they responded just as well as anyone could have. Good job.

account not used. : I love the teamwork! Nice job to the USCG and the Good Samaritan Boat.

tr66 : Respect to the USCG.

Debbie Sowards : I agree with Rachid. The foul mouths were terrible. They should be ashamed!

Michael Steck : how does a boat fall apart at the keel, very strong part of the boat

Dean Fuller : Maybe if Yellow Shirt Numb-nuts put the life jacket on, it wouldn't keep going overboard.

MuchTooStress : That one guy is obsessed with hand symbols

--cLAsic-- : Shit ! I have a few rods that i would swim under the boat to get . I only need one lure to keep fishing . Fish till she sinks and go down in a blaze of glory.

ShadyOnTheDaily : My dream is to become a rescue swimmer! I personally feel like it's what I was made to do and saving people on their worst day is what I need to do.

Tom Nelson : Well, maybe these good, ol' boys got a lesson on what real men are about. Love Coasties.

ichard francis : These USCG rescue swimmers are the strongest cats in the world....very very tough work....all they do all day and night is save lives...SEMPER PARATUS!!!

ftwodid : Amazing. those guys did a great job. and how scary. nevermind the efficiency and heroic act of the USCG. As a boater this is very encouraging. never take the sea for granted but there are steps to take that can save your life in unpredictable situations. thanks for filming and sharing and glad all souls are safe!