Nine fisherman went overboard off Great Britain in 2009. This is an interview with the single survivor and his story of going overboard at night. Very calm in his own words, gives us all something to think about.
The water temperature in Puget sound is not all that different from what he went into.
“I wasn’t wearing a lifejacket. When I surfaced, the cold caused my blood to go to my core, so my arms and legs started to weaken. I was only in the water for about 4 minutes but it was hard to stay afloat. If I hadn’t been rescued quickly, I wouldn’t have been able to keep up for very long.” -Wayne Evans, man overboard survivor
This was published in May 2010, the lessons are still relevant today.
A few Lessons Learned
- Wear a lifejacket anytime you are on deck.
- Know how to recover a person from in the water.
- Take a safe boating class.
Thanks for your interest in and support of boating safety.
– c / m –