Sinking Boat Saved In Avalon

This past Saturday afternoon a distress call was broadcasted on the radio. A small boat with one person on board was moving at wake speed when he hit a submerged object by ICW (Intracoastal Waterway) marker 401.

According to Sea Tow Avalon, Capt. Mike Rybas arrived on scene within five minutes of the report just in time to remove the man from the vessel before it sunk and capsized.

There is no word on what the submerged object was but the Coast Guard has placed a danger buoy in it’s location so that other boaters don’t hit it.

In lighter news, Sea Tow Avalon was able to right the boat and tow it slowly back to the docks. Once there she was pulled back on her trailer so that the damage would be accessed.

From the photos below it looks like the driveshaft had been completely ripped off. As bad as it might look this was still a success. No lives were taken and a boat can always be fixed. Thank you to Capt. Mike Rybas for his hard work!

Check out Sea Tow Avalon’s photos below.

Sinking Boat Saved In Avalon

Sinking Boat Saved In Avalon

 

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My name is Joey Contino. I am a big lover of anything Wildwood. I have lived and worked in Wildwood my whole life. I worked jobs from working on the beach renting umbrellas and chairs to being a supervisor at Morey's Piers. Wildwood is my life and my home!

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