Lock in a buddy plan video transcript
[Title: Josh's story – Lock in a buddy plan]
[Vision: Man in his 30s talking to camera]
I took my boat out, it was a fair way off shore.
I was down the back of the boat, the boat was slowly going along.
And um, I found myself upside down in the water all of a sudden.
All I remember is trying to grab hold of the boat as I fell.
The boat was doing about two knots.
And with all my clothes on the drag was just too much, I couldn’t catch it.
I pulled my lifejacket and swam for what felt like forever but only seconds at the same time.
My wife knew that I was going fishing, that’s about it.
She was eight months pregnant at the time.
They found my boat dead south about 5 nautical miles off shore.
I’ve been lucky enough to meet my son I guess.
My advice to you is, to always tell someone your plans.
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