A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and an by Michael J. Tougias PDF

By Michael J. Tougias

ISBN-10: 1451683359

ISBN-13: 9781451683356


Seventy-foot waves batter a torn existence raft 250 miles out to sea in a single of the world’s most deadly areas, the Gulf movement. placing directly to the raft are 3 males, a Canadian, a Brit, and their captain, JP de Lutz, a twin citizen of the USA and France. Their capsized forty-seven-foot sailboat has full of water and disappeared under the tempestuous sea. the large waves time and again toss the lads out in their tiny vessel, and JP, with 9 damaged ribs, is hypothermic and at the verge of loss of life. The captain, besides the fact that, is a remarkably tricky personality, having survived a brutal boyhood, and now he needs to depend on an analogous internal power to out live the hurricane.

Trying to arrive those survivors earlier than it’s too past due are 4 courageous Coast Guardsmen combating typhoon- strength winds of their Jayhawk helicopter. They understand the waves may be severe, but if they come they're astounded to discover that the large seas have waves attaining 80 ft. reducing the wind-whipped helicopter to drop a rescue swimmer into such chaos may be tremendous risky. The pilots wonder whether they've got a pragmatic probability of saving the sailors clinging to the damaged existence raft, and in the event that they may be in a position to even retrieve their very own rescue swimmer from the towering seas. when they decide to the rescue, they locate themselves in virtually as a lot difficulty because the survivors, dealing with one life-and-death second after the subsequent.

Also stuck within the typhoon are 3 different boats, each in a Mayday state of affairs. Of the 10 humans on those boats, basically six will ever see land back.

Spellbinding, harrowing, and meticulously researched, A hurricane Too Soon is a brilliant account concerning the strong collision among the forces of nature and the human will to outlive. writer Michael J. Tougias, recognized for his fast moving writing sort and character-driven tales, tells this actual saga within the current stressful to offer the reader an exciting, edge-of-your-seat immediacy. A hurricane Too Soon is Tougias at his masterful top and a heart-pounding narrative of survival, the ability of the human spirit, and essentially the most exceptional rescues ever tried.

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