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Riviera owner dubbed a hero after rescuing three missing fishermen

In a remarkable story of survival, hope and good fortune; three fishermen stranded on top of their capsized boat in the Gulf of Mexico were counting their lucky stars when Riviera owner Eddie Yaklin spotted them. 

After surviving on chips, crackers, beer and water for eight days; Tressel Hawkins, James Phillips, and Curtis Hall never gave up hope of being rescued despite watching US Coastguard helicopters fly past. 

The Coastguard abandoned their search and if it weren't for the eagle eyed Eddie Yaklin and some divine intervention, the result could have been devastating. 

Eddie is being dubbed a hero after finding the trio 180 miles off the coast in what is described as looking for a needle in a haystack. 

On board his Riviera 56 Enclosed Flybridge, Affordable Pleasures, Eddie decided to try a new fishing spot at a nearby oil rig and this is when he spotted the three stranded fishermen...look out for the next issue of enews for the full story.

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Click to enlarge image: Eddie Yaklin is being dubbed a hero after rescuing three fishermen stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for eight days

Eddie Yaklin is being dubbed a hero after rescuing three fishermen stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for eight days


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