A dozen people on an afternoon family outing last weekend had to abandon their new 24-foot boat after it started to take on water and sink in rough waters.
Luckily, the family - including seven children ages six months to 11 years old - was prepared with life vests and was able to stay afloat until rescued by other boaters.
"My first thought was, 'Oh, brand-new boat, brand-new skis," the father/skipper told a local newspaper. "Then I looked and said, 'I've got 11 people here, my wife, seven grandchildren, my daughters. I realized the boat and material stuff isn't important. That can all be replaced."