When a father and son’s fishing boat hit rocks out from Boston Harbor, their lives were saved in part thanks to their desire for some liquid libations on board.
While the headline sounds like a barrel of laughs, 15 minutes of frigid Atlantic waters almost caused the pair to enter hypothermia.
Two officers from the Boston Harbor police unit were on patrol when they got the call about a sinking ship.
When they arrived on the scene, all that could be spotted bobbing about was a turquoise cooler, on which were dangling a pair of life-preservers.
The whole rescue was caught on the officers’ body cameras, during which the son requests that the police help his father up before himself.
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