26 People Are Lucky To Be Alive Thanks To Good Samaritans
John Rodriguez, his wife, son, and a friend were out on a fishing trip when they spotted a fishing boat that had crashed onto some rocks near the coast of San Diego.
The sight of a 63-foot fishing boat named Invicta striking rock was a frightening sight to see.
The 26 people aboard the distressed Invicta put on their life jackets and reportedly deployed life rafts into the Mexican waters.
“I realized they were only a mile and half away, so I immediately got the radio and said I would respond to the distress call,” Rodriguez told ABC News.
It only took the good Samaritan’s boat 15 minutes to answer to the distress call.
“One guy gave us a hug and started crying. People were just so thankful we were there,” said Rodriguez’s son, Jake.
Rodriguez and his family got all the passengers situated onto his boat. An hour later the Coast Guard met up with them to move them onto a bigger boat and to safety.
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