Terrifying moment when naval technician, 27, lasts his entire life when he is caught 300 meters off the coast on a sailboat while a tornado hits capsizing and sinking boats around him
A boat technician was left behind for his best life when the boat on which he was standing during the tornadic thunderstorm that hit the east coast rocked up and down furiously.
Marine engineer Corey Smith, 27, worked on a boat anchored in Chatham Harbor, Pennsylvania on Tuesday just before 12.30 when an EF-1 tornado hit the east coast and brought winds at a speed of 110 mph.
Smith caught the terrifying ordeal on video as he clung to the hatch of the boat.
Marine engineer Corey Smith, 27, was on a sailboat when a tornado hit the east coast
Smith was 300 meters from the shore when the wind and rain stormed his sailboat, boats around him tore out of their berths and capsized
He can be heard saying: & # 39; This is insane! Holy s ** t! & # 39; while the waves are so high that they look like they are going to swamp nearby moored sailboats.
The sky is smoothly gray and the wind and rain dramatically lower the view around Smith, who says he can see & # 39; lines understand, draw sails & # 39; of the nearby boats, many of which lean dramatically to the side, almost parallel to the water, because they are blown away by the wind.
& # 39; I hope he has a good berth, & # 39; says Smith at one point. Later in the video, when it seems like the worst of the tornado has been blown through, he can be heard and shouts & # 39; woo hoo! & # 39;
Smith told CBS Boston that the sky was blue when he was taken to the 42-foot sailboat called Goleen that morning, but at about 12.23 the weather changed dramatically.
& # 39; This wall of water came straight at me, & # 39; Smith said to the news station, & # 39; and he hit the boat like a truck. & # 39;
Smith said he was thinking of returning to his daughter during the terrifying incident
He said that he was about 300 meters from the coast at the time and that the first thing he thought when the wave was hit was: & # 39; Oh boy, this goes bad very quickly & # 39 ;.
Smith recalled that the boat capsized and that & # 39; Water was flowing over the side of the boat into the cockpit, while waves crashing against the side & # 39 ;.
Fortunately for him, however, the Goleen remained upright. Other boats were not so lucky that they were torn from their berths and beaten against each other. Some boats capsized and began to sink.
At one point, Smith said he saw a large fishing trawler approach his way and that he would have rammed the Goleen if he hadn't first landed in another boat.
As the tornado hit his boat, Smith said he was thinking of his daughter and noticed that she had been experiencing & # 39; too much not to come to her home & # 39 ;.
The entire incident was over in minutes, according to Smith, who both Mother Nature and the ocean & fickle mistresses & # 39; called.
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