Five men were pulled from the water by Mark Forester aboard his boat BLUCIFER on Friday, June 10. The five men had been clinging to their boat for approximately 22-hours southwest of Cape Lookout off North Carolina shores.
Rescued were Chul Lee, Byung Park, Ung Chong, Ku Changu, and Ung Sik James, all of Fayetteville, NC. The five men departed for a day of fishing on the morning of Thursday the 9th, and were reportedly anchored about 14 miles off New River Inlet when the boat was capsized by a large wave, throwing all passengers into the water. The men drifted with their boat for approximately 31 miles before Forester located them.
Officials said only one passenger was wearing a life jacket, and that their decision to stay with the boat undoubtedly saved their lives.