As rescues go, this one was most notable for how well prepared everyone was before and after a 22-foot power catamaran capsized with two divers aboard 10 miles off Anna Maria, Fla., on Monday.
“Due to the boaters’ expertise, the divers remembered their GPS position before the boat capsized, they were wearing life jackets and they stayed with the capsized vessel,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Bragitta Lambright, a Coast Guard crewmember who helped rescue the men. “Their actions expedited the search tenfold.”
Note how calm and businesslike the rescuers and boaters are in this short clip.
The divers, Davin Brannon, 51, and David Frese, 55, were wearing life jackets and were transferred safely to an Eckerd SAR boat crew with no reported injuries.