WASHINGTON - A Maryland sea captain and his Virginia first mate had planned to take a client's motor sailboat from Virginia to Florida for delivery earlier this month.
Now, they're fortunate to be alive.
Pat Schoenberger, 38, and Jim Southward, 40, were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter about 25 miles east of Cape Lookout, N.C., during a March 6 winter storm.
Hear them recount their story in this video from The Baltimore Sun, and read more of their tale at the Sun.
See footage of their rescue in the second video.
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