True Heroes: Insane Rescue Of Crew From Sinking Boat Captured On Viral Video In Ocean City
If you haven't yet seen this video circling around on social media, brace yourself. It's pretty wild.
Now, while this rescue didn't go down off the coasts of the Ocean City that's in our backyard here in South Jersey, it's still so crazy that it just HAS to be shared. A boat called 'Fishbone' was competing in the first day of the White Marlin Open down in Ocean City Maryland on Monday, August 2nd.
The captain of Fishbone, William Chapman, heard a distress call made to the Coast Guard detailing of a fellow boat in the competition was sinking..... fast. Captain William Chapman and the crew made the decision to try and get to the coordinates they heard over the call to the Coast Guard as soon as possible since they figured out that their position was closer to the sinking boat than the Coast Guard. The Fishbone made it to the wreck and found the crew of 'Knot Stressin', aka the boat that was sinking, already on a lifeboat with almost three quarters (if not more) of the vessel already overtaken by water.
Luckily, the crew of the Fishbone were able to save every single crewmember of Knot Stressin'. A video was shared of the rescue which, since initially being shared via social media, has garnered thousands upon thousands of views in less than twenty-four hours. The most popular video shared to Facebook by user Sara Stafford has already been shared over 30,000 times. Check it out:
An insanely popular Youtube video of the rescue has been seen by almost 65,000 people. That one offers a different vantage point than that of the Facebook video. The video on Youtube was uploaded to the Fishbone's channel and has received nothing but positive comments, complimenting the captain and crew for their bravery and heroism.
Great work to everyone aboard the Fishbone down there in Ocean City Maryland yesterday. Without your quick thinking and reaction, this could've ended with a completely different outcome for the crew of Knot Stressin'.