Rescued Boaters Say They Were Lost At Sea For Days
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Rescued Boaters Say They Were Lost At Sea For Days

August 13, 2019


BROWARD COUNTY AND BACK DOWN TO HIALEAH. THEY COULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR A STRING OF ROBBERIES. MYSTERY ETSY. THE COAST GUARD, SAVING TWO VOTERS IN THE WATERS OFF SOUTH FLORIDA. THE CAPTAIN WHO SAW THEM SAYS HE HAS QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR STORY. PETER D’OENCH IS LIVE WITH MORE. PETER? Reporter: RUDABEH SHAHBAZI THE COAST GUARD SAID THE CALL CAME IN FROM A GOOD SAMARITAN ABOUT A BOAT THAT WAS STRANDED WITH TWO MEN ON BOARD OFF HAULOVER BEACH. THE VESSEL RIGHT NOW IS DOCKED HERE AT THE HAULOVER MARINE CENTER AMID THIS STRANGE SITE. THE ENGINE COVER IS MISSING. WE SPOKE WITH A GOOD SAMARITAN. CAPTAIN CHARLIE SAYS HE WAS ON HIS CHARTER BOAT ON A FISHING TRIP 12 MILES OFF HAULOVER BEACH WHEN HE HEADED BACK TO SHORE AND SPOTTED THESE TWO MEN IN THEIR VESSEL, ADRIFT. I SAW OF VESSEL THAT PUT THE LITTLE WEIRD. I FIGURED THEY WERE ON THE WIND BEING THAT THEY HAD NO POWER. DIDN’T GET TO CLOSE BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT GOES ON. FUNNY THINGS CAN HAPPEN. I GOT CLOSE ENOUGH TO SEE TWO OCCUPANTS. THEY SEEMED TO BE OKAY. THEY WERE WEATHERD. THEY WERE SUNBURNT. Reporter: THE COAST GUARD SAYS THE MEN SAID THEY WERE FISHING WHEN THEIR BOAT CAME DISABLED TWO DAYS AGO. IT SAYS THE CUDDY CABIN WAS FOUND EAST OF HAULOVER BEACH. MIAMI FIRE RESCUE TODAY TO BE HAULOVER MARINE CENTER WHERE A COAST GUARD ZODIAC STOPPED BY TO TAKE X-RAYS. CAPTAIN CHARLIE SAID THE BOAT LOOKS SUSPICIOUS. THE COWING IS OFF THE MOTOR WHICH MEANS THEY HAD MOTOR ISSUES IF THE ENGINE EVER RAN. LIKE I SAID, NINE OR 10 MILES OFFSHORE, NO FISHING RODS ON THE BOAT. DISLIKE WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT HERE? LOOKED KIND OF FUNNY. Reporter: CAPTAIN CHARLIE WAS AT LEAST 50 YARDS FROM THE MEN BUT TRY TO SPEAK WITH THEM. I COULD SEE THAT THEY WERE OKAY. THEY WERE SPANISH. I AM HALF CUBAN, SO I KNOW THEY WERE SPEAKING SPANISH. Reporter: BUT THERE ARE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. THEY HAD COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT THAT WAS MALFUNCTIONING. Reporter: AND CAPTAIN CHARLIE REALIZES HE MAY HAVE SAVED TWO LIVES. IF THERE CUBANS, THEY’RE GOING BACK. THAT’S THE WAY THAT ROLES NOW. HOPEFULLY, TWO HUMANS DIDN’T DIE. I JUST DID WHAT I WAS TAUGHT TO DO. DON’T APPROACH THE VESSEL THAT CLOSE AND CALL FOR HELP. TRAU CAPTAIN CHARLIE SAYS IT’S THE FIRST TIME IN HIS 10 YEARS AS A CHARTER BOAT CAPTAIN THAT HE HAS, BOARD — COME ACROSS A STRANDED VESSEL. HE WANTS TO KNOW WHY THOSE TWO MEN WERE UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH ANYONE OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS.

2 Comments

  • Reply knowledge is power April 6, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Hmmm… i wonder why they was out there! smh

  • Reply FSEVENMAN March 30, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    wow that was some hard-hitting reporting did you ever notice how the media tells you nothing they just told us nothing

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