Like Tree0Likes

30' Donzi on the bottom

Reply
Old 09-03-2002, 09:49 AM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Tantrum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: USR, NJ
My Boats: Stray Cat Statement Marine
Posts: 4,000
Default 30' Donzi on the bottom

Here is another complete disregard for Mother Nature. What were these guy's thinking. 9-12 footers in an 30' boat ?????.


Lifeguards recall rescue off Point Beach



Published in the Asbury Park Press 9/02/02
By GREGORY J. VOLPE
TOMS RIVER BUREAU
POINT PLEASANT BEACH -- Battling currents, winds and waves up to 12 feet high, three lifeguards had only one thought as they made the most dramatic rescue of their careers Saturday night: helping the victims.

Jenkinson's Beach Lifeguards Michael Herman, 21, of Point Pleasant Beach, Assistant Capt. Vincent Dallicardillo, 30, Toms River, and Sgt. Michael McGee, 25, of Brick, swam more than 200 yards in rough conditions at 4:55 p.m. Saturday to save the lives of two boaters.

"It was pretty hairy," Herman, the lead rescuer, said yesterday. "I was pretty calm about everything. I've never seen anything like it before. It was very exciting. I loved it. I'd do it over and over."

Herman was working his last shift of the season Saturday, before heading back to the University of Delaware where he is a senior physical education major. He saw the 31 foot Donzi speed boat take on water after crashing down a wave. When the boat capsized, he radioed for help and headed to help the victims.

Dallicardillo and McGee, who had come from other parts of the beach, followed Herman into the water to help the boaters.

"When you're more than 200 yards off shore, that's more of a Coast Guard or State Police thing," Dallicardillo said. "But we weren't sure who had contacted them or how long it would be, so we went out instinctively, I guess."

With the wind, rip currents, and waves that ranged from 9 to 12 feet, the rescue reminded Dallicardillo of scenes from "The Perfect Storm."

"It was pretty cool," he said. "It was a neat experience. It's exciting, a good way to go out for the season."

When Herman reached the victims, he used a floating torpedo to stabilize two of them: a 33-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, whom Coast Guard officials are not identifying. The boat's operator, Stephen M. Egan, 34, of Point Pleasant, was being pulled onto the 47-foot Coast Guard Cutter when the lifeguards arrived.

"It was just kind of get in and get there and then kind of hang out and wait just to make sure the victims are secure," McGee said.

The Cutter, manned by Petty Officers Paul Ashley, Peter Hanners, Joshua Hagan, David Welsh and an unidentified sea cadet, then pulled in the other two victims and the three lifeguards who monitored the victims' conditions while they returned to shore. The victims received cuts and bruises when the boat capsized, but none was hospitalized.

The whole episode took 15 minutes, McGee said.

Dean Albanese, lifeguard captain at Jenkinson's, said he was proud of his squad, whom he called heroic.

"They get pumped up for things like that, that's what they're there for," he said. "They were pretty pumped that they saved someone's life. They're definitely heroes, just to go out in those waves. I'm glad they're on my staff. I'm very proud of them."

The cause of the capsize remains under investigation, but authorities believe it was because of extremely rough conditions that lead to a heavy surf advisory and small craft advisory for the entire Jersey Shore.
Tantrum is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2002, 10:06 AM
  #2
Charter Member #1171
Charter Member
 
obnoxus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: New Lenox , Il
My Boats: 2000 36 OUTLAW SOLD SHOPPING
Posts: 3,913
Default

Theres an old saying,,, stupidity cures itself !!!! Just dont take a kid with you. Now, if the got caught in this and were just trying to get home, they have my sincerest apologies. But if they went out in that to screw around, well then....................
__________________
IF YOUR UNDER CONTROL,,,,,YOUR NOT GOING FAST ENOUGH !!!!
obnoxus is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2002, 10:34 AM
  #3
Registered
 
BODYSHOT1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Freehold, NJ. USA
My Boats: Thoroughbred/Velocity 32'
Posts: 5,367
Default

Wow!...there's an Egan Racing that runs in the Point races..with a 27-29(?) Donzi..they won P5 class a few weeks ago...

Hope it wasn't them..

Nice Job by the Guards!!
BODYSHOT1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2002, 11:07 AM
  #4
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Toms River NJ
My Boats: Offshore Racing, Classic Magnums
Posts: 2,586
Default

Marty,

I here it was "Club Egan", a 28' Donzi with twin small blocks.
Fast Shafts is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2002, 01:22 PM
  #5
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Tantrum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: USR, NJ
My Boats: Stray Cat Statement Marine
Posts: 4,000
Default

Wow I wasnt expecting it to be anexperienced boater.......
Does anyone know what happend? Please forgive my hesitance in accepting or believing anything the Newspaper has to say

Attached Thumbnails
30' Donzi on the bottom-clubeganracing.jpg  
Tantrum is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2002, 02:08 PM
  #6
Registered User
 
Shanghied Again's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Toms River NJ
My Boats: Shanghied! 2004 Donzi 33 ZX
Posts: 1,422
Default

Trust Me Chris he may race in a local race, He is not that expierenced! Anyone that tested the Ocean on Saturday in my mind has no buisness boating 12ft waves N/E winds and 20ft holes is no place for a 28ft boat.
Shanghied Again is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2002, 02:40 PM
  #7
Registered
 
McGary911's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Jacksonville, FL
My Boats: Donzi Criterion
Posts: 1,172
Default Bad water

I was out for a couple of hours Saturday am (31' sport fish), and had to call it a day when the girls started throwing up. I was about 3 miles from where this boat went down. I also stopped by the Roar at the Shore for a bit. The boaters had just gotten back from a poker run, and mentioned that it was pretty hairy. As for the paper getting the story right, i dont think Donzi has ever made a 31' boat. Maybe its that 28' with a helluva swim platform .
McGary911 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2002, 06:47 PM
  #8
Charter Member #232
Charter Member
 
Audiofn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Carlisle, MA USA
My Boats: 1979 Formula 302, 99 Formula 353, 81 Donzi 18 2+3 with 454
Posts: 18,379
Default

Troutly I have to agree with ya. Anything to glorify the accident. I was out in the "perfect storm" surfing and windsurfing in the waves and let me tell ya this weekend although it was rough was NOTHING like that. I would call the 10-12's that they were saying 4-5's as was relayed by my surfer friends. That is still a decent size wave fore sure but they really seemed to try hard to glorify the life guards on this one. Don't get me wrong they did a great job and deserve a pat on the back for swimming out with out thinking of their own safty!!!

Jonf
__________________
Put your best foot forward!
Audiofn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2002, 07:14 PM
  #9
Enjoy the show
VIP Member
 
Ron P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Joisey Shore
Posts: 10,353
Default

Oh well, one less boat for the NYC race.
Ron P is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2002, 08:23 PM
  #10
OSO Content Provider
Commercial Member
 
SHARKEY-IMAGES's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Sharkey-Images.com
Posts: 19,671
Default

RonP, Can you confirm??? Is that the boat that sunk??? Just curious.....
__________________
www.TimSharkey.com/

Digital Photography & Video one BYTE at a time !
SHARKEY-IMAGES is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
LiveWire
General Boating Discussion
15
04-09-2012 07:21 PM
dave911
General Boating Discussion
3
03-15-2008 04:30 PM
ROADHOG
General Boating Discussion
4
08-27-2006 03:40 PM
rtaylor
General Boating Discussion
219
02-25-2004 04:24 PM
BraunCapital
General Boating Discussion
0
06-04-2003 05:25 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.