Sunday, January 29, 2023

A family’s reaction when their son was lost at sea

a family from florida AmericaFamous for practicing scuba diving and spearfishing, his life got scared. Family members said Dylan Gartenmeyer, 22, was missing at sea for several hours after being caught in a powerful Gulf of Mexico current. Now this whole incident and subsequent rescue has become viral In Tiktok.

“I had a bunch of bait floating around me and everything”Gartenmeyer said. “I knew the big fish were eating those baits and there were sharks that were going to be shortly after them. i was ready to fight all nightBut I’m glad I don’t need it.”he explained.

“As Chief West natives, we love the ocean. I went spearfishing with Dylan in my belly.”said Dylan’s mother, Tabitha Gartenmeyer. Dylan told nbc 6 who dived and harpooned since childhood. “I like to go over 30 meters in one breath”Told.

panic event

the youth reported I was practicing free diving Last Thursday while two of his friends saw him from the boat above.

Dylan told nbc 6 As conditions in the water were getting worse by the moment, they decided to return to land. But before leaving he said that he wanted to do one more dive. “So I ran outside and that’s where it all started happening”Dylan said.

“We got a call from my ex-husband”Tabitha said. told him “Tab, there’s something wrong with Dylan. They haven’t seen him in an hour.”, “And from then on, this feeling came over me, just like that, and I couldn’t breathe. Couldn’t talk”Mother remembered.

Dylan said he was Free diving up to about 10 meters, when the current dragged him into 45 meters deep water. He said he remained under water for about two minutes, holding his breath the entire time.

“That’s how I broke up”Dylan said. “They were mostly looking down, thinking I fainted from lack of oxygen”, told nbc 6 what reappeared miles away He found himself drifting in the water while holding onto a bamboo, before swimming to a channel marker just over a kilometer away from where he had originally dived.

,i could see the coast guard In the distance to my west. I could see its blue light, the helicopter was moving, making its grid pattern.”Dylan said. “My bamboo started moving away from me”,

painful defense

Meanwhile, Gartenmayers they were running their own rescue operation, ,[Tabitha] He was insisting a lot, drop that boat now.said family friend Jamie Cook.

Surveillance video from a neighbor caught the Gartenmeyer family speeding toward a canal on their way to the ocean to look for Dylan, who said they he was missing for about three hours,

The US Coast Guard searched by air and sea, Gartenmayer went to Dylan’s last known coordinates. “We had the coordinates he gave us, but apparently he wasn’t in them”Tabitha said.

Eyes stuck with water, kept searching. then dylan’s friend joel noticed something unusual in the water: Aunt seen tied.

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Dylan said he had cut and tied what are known as lashing balls make a makeshift raft, “I cut three of them off the reef, tied a small hammock.”Dylan said.

Shortly after seeing the buoys, he saw Dylan. “I was looking west to see the Coast Guard, and i could hear the boat rustle behind me”Dylan said.

The boat that Dylan heard headed towards him was packed with his family and friends. “My mom took my scuba gear. he cried hugging himself,Dylan said.

Dylan’s cousin, Priscilla Gartenmeyer, Filmed the videos that are now viral on Tiktok, “It was really emotional for me. So, you know, we know how lucky we are that Dylan is here.”Priscilla said.

The family said that through a miracle, Dylan will be able to dive in another day, Dylan said it is something he wants to do again in the near future.

viral video of rescue

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