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    Tragedy East of Florida

    Thank you Alan - for your service
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    Tragedy East of Florida

    1) Timely and concise communications 2) Accurate position reporting 3) Well-marked and highly visible target once units got on scene well put - couldn't agree more
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    Tragedy East of Florida

    yes - the Garmin In Reach system worked well for me - according to the USCG Helo Pilot - the small white light saved my life by attracting their attention - I am blessed, and have much to be thankful this Thanksgiving +++
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    Thanks!

    This is, and always has been a great resource +++ I agree +++ Happy Thanksgiving to all - cheers from Northern Colorado
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    Tragedy East of Florida

    no. I believe 150 feet
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    Tragedy East of Florida

    so, i really don't think weather was a factor - i had a up to moment garmin/sirius/color radar system with current info...my girlfriend ( in colorado ) had warned me about a front making its way west to east - across fl panhandle.. i was watching both in boat - real time and on electronic...
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    Tragedy East of Florida

    weather really wasn't an issue...seas slowly building from a relatively flat , calm day...the occasional usual Florida boomer would blow by...when the boat was "tossed" the seas were maybe 3-5 feet winds 10-15 kts...getting tossed really did come out of no where...in 30 years of sailing - i...
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    Tragedy East of Florida

    a gread read and info - "Wildflower" .. especially the mistakes and fatigue side piece...
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    Tragedy East of Florida

    in the water - 1.5 hours it started with being tossed off the lip of a wave - and dropping 10-20 feet free falling b4 landing onto the water again...causing a sudden hard landing " BANG " with a massive shock to boat and shipper ++...
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    Tragedy East of Florida

    in the water - 1.5 hours
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    Tragedy East of Florida

    USCG narrative - amazing crew and pilot/flying skills - a BIG thank you
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    Tragedy East of Florida

    my two rescue aircraft ++ USCG is amazing ++ RESPECT popcorns" are electronic breadcrumbs "dropped" at set intervals...5, 10, 15min...on the garmin in reach system...they report location and speed....+++ you can select options within the garmin device....
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