Two Men Lost At Sea Are Rescued

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After a weekend of fun, friends, activities, and errands, Monday morning usually slaps me in the face. Good news is needed on a Monday morning. With Tropical Storm Debby’s effect saturating the south, Colorado’s wildfires blazing, and DC’s power outages due to thunderstorms, it’s nice to read that two men, who were lost at sea almost a week ago because of Debby, were rescued by a Good Samaritan.

Vance Bryan, 48, and Gerard Chessher, 37, spent almost a week on a small, inflatable life raft before a Good Samaritan found them – dehydrated, but alive. Bryan and Chessher were presumed dead when their barge sank during the tropical storm (they were on their way to Cancun, Mexico when the waves from Debby became too strong).

According to the article, “Bryan and Chessher were picked up by the Coast Guard and delivered to dry land in St. Petersburg, Fla., early Friday morning.”

They were so lucky! In the midst of too much natural destruction, causing many families grief and loss, it’s great to find the glimmering positives – like this story.

Did you receive any good news over the weekend? If so, share it here! We’d love to read all about it.



Note: Different sources have alternate spelling for Gerard Chessher's name (Gerald Chesher). We followed the spelling used by Huffington Post and ABC Action News.

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Two Men Lost At Sea Are Rescued

Kimberly Shannon is a wife, a mother, an editor, a writer ... She is always working to find the perfect balance¹! After Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she worked on two master’s degree programs (Creative Writing, and Marriage and Family Therapy). At various times in her life she has signed up to study Naturopathy, only to back out at the last minute, and humored the idea of returning full-time to the world of dance. Kimberly has also started 10 different children ... More

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  1. Profile photo of nydia rivera nydia rivera says:

    So glad they were rescued, this could have been a real tragedy.


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