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Old 02-10-2005, 07:14 AM
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A good job by all....

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Old 02-10-2005, 08:24 AM
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GLOUCESTER, Mass. -- A Coast Guard helicopter rescued three fishermen from a sinking boat Wednesday afternoon.

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NewsCenter 5's David Boeri reported that one of the fishermen was Rick Shatford, whose brother, Bobby, died on the Andrea Gale. The movie "The Perfect Storm" was based on the story of the lost vessel.

"We had quite a lot of weight. (The boat) was riding low. Water came and just kept coming in. We could never catch up to it," said Rick Shatford.

Shatford and his two crewmates, Lewis Mitchell and Brian Clancy, were 45 miles off Gloucester when their boat, the Hollywood, began to sink. The crew had a life raft and two survival suits.

"It hits pretty close to home. My brother Bobby passed away. He was lost at sea on the Andrea Gale in 1991," said Shatford's brother, Rusty.

A Coast Guard Falcon jet was training off Cape Ann and heard the Hollywood's mayday call just before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. A Coast Guard helicopter en route to the Merrimack River was sent to the scene.

"The helicopter was diverted to the scene, it got on scene and deployed their rescue swimmer," said Coast Guard Chief Boatswain's Mate Robert Breaker.

"All I heard was that a boat went down, and it really rattled me," said Shatford's sister, Mary Anne.

"It was great Coast Guard day -- we managed to save three lives, save three fisherman," said Breaker.

The Coast Guard reminded boaters and fishermen that life rafts and survival suits save lives.
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Old 02-10-2005, 09:34 AM
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I bet that was some cold water!
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Old 02-10-2005, 10:00 AM
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The crew had on survival suits. Captain bailed without. Lucky it was a quick rescue and not real cold out.....
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Old 02-10-2005, 10:04 AM
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They were all in good spirits back on the hard. I saw them on the news this morning. Looked like a bunch of funny characters.
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Old 02-10-2005, 10:20 AM
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One more reason to have the coast guard around. Good Job USCG
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Old 02-10-2005, 11:04 AM
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Good thing it didn't happen today. We have a Nor'easter offshore and the seas/wind would have made a lot of work for the CG guys.....
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:31 PM
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Good job to the USCG. I think somebody upstairs is trying to tell a certain family to move to Arizona. I hear the seas are good there everyday.
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