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Posted on Jul 12, 2015 in Blog, People | 0 comments

Man and chihuahua lost at sea

Man and chihuahua lost at sea

Quite a strange news, isn’t it? To find out something happened with a man and a chihuahua. I was used to see such small dogs walking with girls but with a man? Shouldn’t be rude, everybody’s free to have a best friend of his choice. And this man’s was a chihuahua. They were close to a tragedy a few days ago when the man, name undisclosed, and his chihuahua sailed off the coast of Hudson, Florida. The 30-foot sailboat went on fire while they were about 70 miles west of Hudson, in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving the two friends stranded at sea in a small boat.

Fortunately the man was able to call for help before his equipment was destroyed by fire, alerting the U.S. Coast Guard who sent rescuers to their location. The sailor proved to be an experienced one since he provided the Coast Guard with a relatively precise position, then lowering the small boat to their relief and putting on his life jacket. The rescue swimmer Erick Lieb, who made contact with the pair and was the first to help them praised the gentleman: “The gentleman did everything right. He contacted the Coast Guard, he put on his life jacket and gave a good position to locate him”.

The smoke from the burning sailboat also helped the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to locate the wreck in fire in shortest time. The same rescuer told the press: “There was a lot of smoke and not much left of the boat”. The man and his small friend were airlifted into the helicopter then landed in Clearwater, a city located in Pinellas County, Florida, in stable condition.

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