A brother and sister have a close call, but escape a rogue wave.
Scoot and Sully, Sea Dog, Pacific Ocean, 14th birthday. "Melissa "Scoot" Atkins went below into the Old Sea Dog's tiny galley, moving down the three steps of the three steps of the companionway, closing the two solid entry doors behind her, always a good idea in offshore sailing." Page 3-4.
Rogue wave, Scoot inside, Sully outside, capsized, darkness, knife, flashlight, hurt?, dead?, losing air, losing daylight. "Everything loose in the cabin was scattered around what had been the overhead. Water was pouring in and was soon lapping as Scoot's chin." Page 5.
Scoot escapes through the skylight. "On her sixth dive Scoot found a way to brace her feet against the ceiling ribs. She pushed with all her strength and this time the window opened. Almost out of breath, she quickly pushed her body through and the Old Sea Dog released her." Page 14.
Red Rooster, "What happened?" "Rogue wave," said Sully. "Just after dawn, the Red Rooster, a long-range sports fishing boat out of San Diego bound south to fish for wahoo and tuna off the Revilla Gigedo Islands, came within a hundred yards of the upside-down sailboat and stopped to pick up its two chattering survivors." Page 14.
Old Sea Dog "having delivered her survivors to safety" sinks. "The Old Sea Dog stayed on the surface for a little while longer, having delivered her survivors to safety; then her air pocket breathed its last and she slipped beneath the water, headed for the bottom." Page 14.